Mentoring Academy offering four sessions in spring semester

Faculty at all stages of their career can again participate in the Mentoring Academy in the spring semester.

The set of four, two-hour classes, sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Center for Mentoring, will help develop skills in eight mentoring competency areas. These sessions will be interactive and will use case studies and small group activities.

Participants can attend one Mentoring Academy session or choose to attend all sessions to complete and earn a credential for all eight competencies based on the National Research Mentoring Network curriculum.

The four sessions are at noon Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 17 and April 14. The eight competencies being taught are:

  • Introduction to Mentor Training
  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Assessing Understanding
  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  • Fostering Independence
  • Promoting Professional Development
  • Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan

The first class is led by Center for Mentoring faculty fellows Joe Ayoob, associate professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology, and Bruce Childers, associate dean of Strategic Initiatives, and professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Information. Other classes will be led by members of the Mentoring Academy.

Registration for workshops is mandatory which ensures distribution of pre-workshop materials and maintain accurate attendance records.

Lunch will be provided. If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact