Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Dialogues

Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, January 7, 2022 - 1:00pm

Michigan State University is participating in the Midwest Experiences in Mentoring Excellence (MEME) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). MSU will collaborate with five other institutions to establish virtual faculty mentor training and mentoring opportunities. The overall goal is to foster more inclusive and supportive climates in STEM departments.

Faculty: Please consider part in Faculty-to-Faculty (f2f) Mentoring Dialogues. These dialogues will help faculty from under-represented groups (URG) strengthen their mentoring of other faculty in STEM fields through discussion and sharing of best practices across disciplinary and institutional lines. The module content reflects the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Entering Mentoring training. Topics covered include Maintaining Effective Communication; Aligning Expectations; Assessing Understanding; Addressing Equity and Inclusion; Fostering Independence; and Promoting Professional Development. The training attends to the importance of intercultural competency in faculty mentorship.

While faculty with active mentoring responsibilities are particularly encouraged to attend, faculty of all ranks with a desire improve their mentoring practice can participate. Trainings consist of two, 4-hour sessions via Zoom. Four training options are available:

  • October 7-8, 2021 (Wed, Thurs), 9 AM – 1 PM EST
  • January 6-7, 2022 (Thurs, Fri), 9 AM – 1 PM EST
  • May 17-18, 2022 (Tues, Wed), 9 AM – 1 PM EST
  • August 17-18, 2022 (Wed, Thurs) 9 AM – 1 PM EST

To express your interest, complete this sign-up sheet. Slots will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis until each session is filled. For other comments and inquiries, please contact Steven Thomas via email (deshawn@msu.edu) or by phone (517-432-3268).