Mentorship Mondays aim to improve the culture of graduate student mentorship (as more than just supervision) at the University of Alberta by providing workshops and resources to Associate Chairs of Graduate Studies and others who are willing to provide discipline/program appropriate training to their fellow faculty. FGSR is looking to foster a community of practice around graduate student mentorship for new faculty.
As part of new Mentorship Academy, four workshops are being offered by FGSR in spring 2018. The workshops are geared towards graduate coordinators, Associate Chairs of graduate programs, Academic program leaders, and professors interested in learning more about mentorship, who we hope might potentially share that learning with others. Participants will be provided a binder of materials and gain access to a google folder to be able to take the material from these workshops back to their own programs or departments, picking, choosing and tailoring the materials to their discipline.
Topics which will be covered are listed below:
- How to most effectively help graduate students with writing projects (April 16, 2018)
- Effectively addressing tension and conflict in graduate student-supervisor relationships (May 7, 2018)
- Constructive communication to maximize learning (May 14, 2018)
- The Supervisor's role in the "good candidacy" and the "good defense" (May 28, 2018)