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Research Colloquium 2008-2009
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the Research Colloquium 2008-2009 for graduate students and faculty members. All are invited and light refreshments will be served.
October 24th, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Storying Trails of In/decision: Informal Faculty mentorship Experiences
Dr. Shelly Griffin & Dr. Rodger Beatty
Faculty mentorship, interpreted in various ways, has long been noted as an important tool of career growth. By taking a personal interest in shaping career growth, mentors and mentees often come together in an informal mentorship relationship. Through building a relationship of trust, a safe place may be created to reduce anxiety which enables mentees to maintain their individualism, yet learn the culture of a post-socendary institution and find their place in a new community
University TAs learn the ropes: Stories of [in]experience
Jill Grose, PhD Candidate
University teaching assistants, like new faculty, often find themselves in front of a class of undergraduates without having had training, support or mentorship in their teaching roles and responsibilities. The mentorship needs and experiences of TAs- and graduate students in general- provides the context for a discussion on how different types of mentorship can both enjance and detract from one's socialization into the academy.