Integrated Science 660: Research Mentor Training
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Offered fall, spring, summer
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 a nationally recognized 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, and senior undergraduates who are mentoring an undergraduate researcher. The seminar can be taken for one credit or no credit (for-credit option requires having a mentee). Faculty-only sections are available separately.
- 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
Fall 2020 Offerings
Section 1: Graduate Students and PostdocsFacilitator: Andrew Greenberg, Ph.D. Mondays 2:15-3:15pm; September 7-November 9 Online Credits: 1 (For-credit option requires having a mentee.) Register online
Section 2: Graduate Students and PostdocsFacilitator: Jessica Maher, Ph.D. Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm; September 10-November 12 117 WISCIENCE (445 Henry Mall) Credits: 1 (For-credit option requires having a mentee.) Register online
Section 3: Faculty onlyFacilitator: Amber Smith, Ph.D. and Liza Chang, Ph.D. Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm; October 8- October 29 Online Register online
445 Henry Mall
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.