Graduate seminar on research mentoring

Joyce Fernandes, Professor of Biology and Director of the Office of Research for Undergraduates, is offering a graduate seminar this semester for graduate students who desire to engage in a more intentional discussion and development of mentoring undergraduate research assistants. It will meet Mondays 10:05 – 11:00, and seems to be relatively low commitment. From Joyce (whom you should contact if interested), the seminar will achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Address topics such as communication, setting goals and expectations, identifying and resolving challenges and issues, evaluating our progress as mentors, and developing a mentoring philosophy.
  • Set up mentoring goals for current mentees in the lab, and develop an assessment plan
  • Become aware of ongoing assessment of undergraduate research at Miami.
  • Develop familiarity with literature in the area of mentoring and assessing undergraduate research