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Graduate Student Mentoring Month Events


The College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies is hosting Graduate Student Mentoring Month in January. We have a series of events for both faculty and students around the theme of mentoring. The NDSU Strategic Plan identifies reducing time to degree and attrition rates for graduate programs as an objective; effective mentoring is a key part of this. Please consider attending, and help encourage your students to attend.  

Events for Faculty

Faculty Luncheon

Theater Delta—Interactive Theater
Tuesday, January 19  
11:00 am to 1:00 pm  
Great Room-MU 

Details were sent via email. 

Navigating the Graduate School Process

Thursday, January 21
2:30 to 4:00 pm 
Room of Nations-MU

Join the CGIS Staff as we discuss the processes you need to be aware of to help your graduate students effectively navigate the requirements. Presenters will be Brittney Knowlton, Melissa Selders-Ortez, & Madonna Fitzgerald (Student Services Associates), Danjel Nygard (Disquisition Processor), and Enrico Sassi (Graduate Center for Writers.

Graduate Student Mentoring Panel

Monday, January 25 
Noon-1 pm

Join us for a moderated panel where faculty who are recognized as excellent mentors discuss practices they have found to be effective. Panelist include: Eakalak Khan (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Jenni Momsen (Biological Sciences), Stephenson Beck (Communication), and Theresa Bergholz (Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences).

Giving Effective Writing Feedback

Wednesday, January 27
1-2 pm

Join Enrico Sassi and Kristina Caton (Graduate Center for Writers) for helpful ideas on how to give effective feedback on writing. The tactics they suggest may save you time and frustration, and be more useful to the student.

Events for Students 

Theater Delta—Interactive Theater Performance

Tuesday, January 19 
7-8:30 pm
Great Room-MU

Theater Delta will give an interactive theater performance  for graduate students that explores the graduate student-faculty mentor relationship. Topics include receiving critical feedback, proactive communication, deadlines/time management, and accessibility/boundaries. 

Wow your Faculty with Professionalism

Monday, January 25
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Katie Gordon (Psychology) as she shares tips about how to make the most of your relationship with your mentor and other faculty. 

The Theater Delta performances are co-sponsored by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Teaching and Learning.

In addition to the events this month the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies will be working with the Office of Teaching and Learning to provide web-based resources on effective mentoring. If you have materials you would like to suggest for inclusion (e.g., links to other websites, pdf’s of documents, etc., please forward those to Watch for future announcements regarding the webpage. 

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Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2016 8:27:38 AM