Mentor training can make the difference between a mutually beneficial and productive mentoring relationship and one that's draining for the mentor and discouraging for the mentee. Research Mentor Training, based on the Entering Mentoring curriculum, gives you space to reflect and reinvigorate and provides concrete tools to support a successful mentor/mentee relationship.
The curriculum is designed for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and senior undergraduates who are mentoring an undergraduate, and it's meant to be taken alongside as you mentor, so you get just-in-time support and can try out what you're learning. The course meets one hour a week and can be taken for one credit or no credit. Faculty-only sections are available.
- Explore multiple strategies for effective mentoring with case studies, discussions, and readings
- Compare mentor and mentee goals, and craft a statement of your mentoring philosophy
- Explore time-management strategies, and discuss relevant issues as they come up
- Collaborate and problem-solve with a group of peers
Spring 2018 Offerings*For-credit option requires having a mentee. Section 1: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Instructor: Andrew Greenberg Days and times: Wednesdays, 1:20-2:10 p.m. Length: 10 weeks starting January 24th Location: 3024 Engineering Hall Credit information: 1 unit (CBE 562)* Register online here Section 2: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Instructors: Jess Maher and Beth Meyerand
Days and times: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Length: 10 weeks starting January 30th Location: 117 WISCIENCE (445 Henry Mall) Credit information: 1 unit (INTEG SCI 660)* Register online here Section 3: Postdoctoral Fellows Only Instructors: Amber Smith and Cheri Barta
Days and times: Tuesdays, 10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. Length: 4 weeks starting February 6th Location: 117 WISCIENCE (445 Henry Mall) Register online here
Find out more about the Entering Mentoring curriculum here.
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Madison, WI 53706
I earned my PhD in Plant Breeding Plant Genetics from UW-Madison and continued my education with a postdoctoral experience centered on developing first-year transition programs for biology students. After working at the University of Michigan in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, I joined the WISCIENCE staff as the Director of Mentor and Mentee Training.
I coordinate the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program, coordinate and instruct the Entering Mentoring and Entering Research courses, and oversee the research peer leadership students.
Outside of work, I love hanging out with family, cooking, and spending time outside.