CIMER Mentor Training

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 8:30am to Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 11:30am


The ADVANCE Center, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, and Office of Research invite faculty and postdocs who are mentors to apply for a five-session mentor development workshop series from September 4-October 6, 2024 in Williams 341.

The deadline is August 23, 2024.

Using the curriculum created by CIMER: the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research, participants will actively engage in discussions on topics including the following, which have been identified by research mentors:

  • Aligning Expectations

  • Maintaining Effective Communication

  • Addressing Diversity & Ethics

  • Assessing Understanding & Fostering Independence

  • Promoting Professional Development

In addition, attendees will spend a portion of each session developing and refining their own mentoring action plans, applicable to federal grants which require mentoring plans for trainees.

Each in-person session will be facilitated by Dr. Hutnik, Dr. Levine, and Ms. Chao, and will foster networking and skill building with a light breakfast.

The general schedule of each session and the specific dates are outlined below.

8:30-9:00 Light breakfast and networking 

9:00-11:00 CIMER Interactive Workshop Content

11:00-11:30 Mentor Action Plan Development

Participants (at least 12) must commit to all sessions; space is limited to 25 people. The Fall 2024 application form will ask for your name, basic contact information, about any acommodations necessary for your full participation, and a brief paragraph about what you hope to gain from attending this series. 

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and a celebration at the final session,

Please complete the application by August 23, 2024 so we may notify you by August 30th.

Contact Dr. Levine ( or Dr. Hutnik ( if you have questions.