Faculty Workshop Series on Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdocs

Interested in being a more effective mentor to graduate students and postdocs? This six-session series offers a fun and informative way for all faculty to learn methods to inspire, manage and professionally develop their mentees. Attendees will join a faculty mentoring community to share ideas and experiences to promote student and research success.

Effective mentoring is a learned process that takes time and experience. It is not taught in graduate school, although most faculty can recollect the good and bad mentoring that they experienced! Effective mentors are attuned to the unique qualities and needs of their mentees and how they change over time. Indeed, meaningful mentorship requires that we embrace diversity and recognize that we can continually improve as mentors to our students and postdocs. There is no-one-size-all approach to mentoring, but this six-part workshop series allows faculty to develop a mentoring philosophy, experiment with various methods of mentoring and discuss mentoring challenges and successes with peers.

Faculty must commit to attend all six sessions. Lunch will be provided and the workshop sessions will be interactive. 

For more information on dates and time and to apply, go to Mentoring Graduate Students page. Apply before 5 p.m. on Aug. 31and share this opportunity with your colleagues — junior and senior faculty alike.


Kathryn Ann Sloan, vice provost for faculty affairs
Division of Academic Affairs
479-575-5887, ksloan@uark.edu


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