March 11 mentoring summit to focus on inclusion

The fourth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit on March 11 will focus on building a strong culture of inclusion in mentoring and advising work.

Pitt is hosting the online event, but it is open to the public, including any faculty member, staff member, administrator, graduate student, or researcher from any institution.

There will be dedicated tracks for advisors and mentors who work with undergraduate students, as well as graduate and professional students. In addition, there will be a track led by the Reinvention Collaborative Academic Advising Community of Practice, a group that brings together leaders at research universities to focus on undergraduate education.

To further personalize the experience for attendees, Tags have been assigned to every session so attendees can find topics and themes that are relevant to their own interests. The Tags include: COVID-19, Student Success, Inclusive Advising, Advising Support, and Technology.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with a discussion between Provost Ann Cudd and Darris Means, associate professor, School of Education, on mentoring approaches to supporting student transitions to and within college.

The closing session at 3:50 p.m. is on an Advising Success Story: Reflections with a Student and Her Advising Team.

Find more information about the other concurrent breakout sessions and register for the summit here.