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Calling all faculty mentors of STEM research students! Join us for this two-part workshop that will focus on best practices of culturally-aware research mentoring. Through a multicultural lens, participants will engage a range of topics to promote a healthy, supportive, and productive research and research training environment for all stakeholders. These two 4-hour sessions will utilize the highly interactive CIMER Entering Mentoring and Multicultural Awareness curriculum, an established, evidence-based, multi-level, and national training program for ensuring both mentor and mentee success. A certificate of training completion and placard will be provided upon completion of both workshop sessions.

New faculty and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with MSEC, U-RISE, South Texas Doctoral Bridge Program, and PREM CIMA are especially invited to participate. To encourage interaction and community within the workshop, participation will be capped at 25.

The following themes are included in the workshops:

• Aligning Expectations
• Addressing Equity and Inclusion
• Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
• Assessing Understanding
• Fostering Independence
• Maintaining Effective Communication
• Promoting Mentee Research Self-Efficacy
• Promoting Professional Development

(Note: Participation in both sessions is required. If either date or time does not work with your calendar, please know that this workshop will be held again in Spring 2023!)

Workshop Facilitators:
Dr. Jennifer Irvin (Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director, Materials Application Research Center; Associate Director, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program)
Dr. Sean Kerwin (Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program)
Dr. Karen A. Lewis (Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director, Texas State U-RISE and CheMIE REU)

Drs. Jennifer Irvin, Sean Kerwin and Karen Lewis are trained by the National Research Mentoring Network to conduct this workshop

mentoring, stem-faculty, training
240 minutes
Faculty Development