Last fall the National Academies of Sciences released a consensus report, “The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM,” which compiles and analyzes current research on the characteristics, competencies and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees. The committee also created a practical resource guide for mentors.
In response to this report, the Graduate Deans from the Big Ten universities are holding a meeting on February 24 to explore the findings and recommendations from the report. The goal of the event is to initiate dialogue among Big Ten members about fostering culture change in the area of mentoring excellence.
You are invited to attend a UW–Madison satellite meeting to discuss the implementation of positive mentorship practices at UW–Madison. The satellite meeting is open to grad students, postdocs, staff and faculty from all disciplines.
The UW–Madison satellite meeting will take place in room 2511 Microbial Sciences. A viewing of the livestream of the “Sharing Existing Models” session will take place from 8:30-10:00 a.m. followed by in-person discussion from 10:00-11:00 a.m.