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UCITE Mentor Fellows program application deadline extended to Dec. 16

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will offer its eighth Mentor Fellows program to promote and recognize good mentoring practices.

The deadline to apply for UCITE’s Mentor Fellows program has been extended to Dec. 16.

This series of seminars is designed to encourage faculty to reflect and improve on their own graduate/professional school mentoring practices and engage in thoughtful discussions with other faculty from across the university on how to improve the quality of mentoring.

The program is a semester-long, seminar-type course in which faculty read and discuss research literature on mentoring, and learn how to apply those lessons in their own mentoring relationships. Readings and assignments take about four to six hours per week.

Meetings will be held each week on Wednesdays, Jan. 18-April 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Allen Memorial Library Building’s Herrick Room. There will be no session on March 15 due to spring break. Lunch will be provided at each session.

Enrollment in the program implies a commitment by the faculty member to attend and participate in all 14 weekly sessions, submit weekly journals, participate in program evaluations and complete other assignments as required.

Those who complete the program receive a $2,500 grant for academic purposes to be used during the fiscal year July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.