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Student-Centered Mentoring (2015)

Student-Centered Mentoring

Registration Required.

Whether you are a new or seasoned faculty mentor, please join us for this half-day, interactive workshop for faculty who work with graduate students.

The first 50 people to register and attend will receive a complimentary copy of Bruce Shore's book,
The Graduate Advisor Handbook: A Student-Centered Approach.

The workshop will look at individual and institutional challenges and opportunities for creating student-centered mentoring, including topics such as availabililty, delivering hard news, addressing procrastination and delays, navigating cultural differences, among others touched on in Dr. Shore's book. The event is free to U of I faculty. Lunch will be provided.


Keynote Speaker

Bruce M. Shore is professor emeritus of educational psychology in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He has been recognized for his graduate advising and other teaching by his faculty's Distinguished Teaching Award, the university's David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Supervision, and the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and by the Canadian Committee for Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship Award.

His book highlights the importance of a mentoring partnership in which both parties need to be invested. Shore emphasizes the interpersonal relationships at the heart of advising and reveals how advisors can draw on their own strengths to create a rewarding rapport.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Illini Union Ballroom (2nd floor)

8:45 a.m. — Check-in & Coffee
9:00 a.m. — Welcome Remarks

Sarah Thuele Lubienski, Interim Dean, Graduate College

Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Academic Policy

9:15 a.m. — Keynote Address

Student-Centered Supervision: Individual and Institutional Challenges and Opportunities   

Bruce Shore, Professor Emeritus, McGill University


Susan Schantz, Professor, Comparative Biosciences and Director, Neuroscience Program

Stacy Dymond, Professor, Special Education


10:30 a.m. — Break
10:45 a.m. — Small Group Discussions
Noon-1:00 p.m. — Lunch