WW2A Mentors Retreat
The retreat started with some breakfast and coffee at 9:30AM. The Assistant Director for the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, Brian Baldi facilitated the mentor training. In the three hour session, Brian conducted different activities to emphasize on the practices towards effective mentoring. The training was highly appreciated by the participants.
Post lunch, there was an open discussion with the mentors – coordinated by the WW2A mentoring program committe (Emma Strubell, John Foley and Shamya Karumbaiah). Since this is the first year running a mentoring program of this sort, the suggestions from the mentors were highly useful. The WW2A mentoring program committee will consider these comments in formulating the program better.
The mentoring program will formally begin on June 1 with the introductions of the mentor-mentee pairs. With a goal of fostering cross cultural ties, this mentoring program will embark upon a new form of mentorship.
If you are a continuing grad student and interested in mentoring the incoming students, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find more about the WW2A mentoring program here - http://cswomenumass.github.io/diversity/ww2a/2016/01/30/ww2a-grant.html