Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists

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Jo Handelsman
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2005 - Science - 141 pages
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A useful guidebook to train science mentors at all levels

Expectations
o What do you hope to gain from the mentoring experience?
o What do you see as your student’s greatest strengths?

Scientific Teaching
o What is your approach to mentoring?
o How does the concept of "scientific teaching" apply to mentoring?

Community of Resources
o Do you see your peers as a valuable resource in addressing mentoring issues?
o How could you create a stronger community of mentors and mentoring resources?

Diversity
o How do you define diversity?
o How do you deal with diverse learning styles, personal styles, ethnicity, experience, gender and nationality?

For information, or to view a copy, visit the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Web site at www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/labmanagement/entering_mentoring.pdf

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About the author (2005)

Jo Handelsman is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and codirector of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Pribbenow are the founders of the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, an initiative that is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program and designed to bring the spirit of research to science education. They have developed, taught, and evaluated programs to teach graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to be outstanding, innovative teachers and mentors.

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