Mentoring for Success
What You Need to Know
In the constellation of faculty work responsibilities, one component that can consume significant time and energy is student mentoring. While the literature on graduate student success demonstrates the importance of a supportive mentor for graduate students, often faculty receive little guidance or support about how to be effective in this role. In this session, Drs. Beth Boehm and Kathy Baumgartner will facilitate a discussion about strategies for effective mentoring. This conversation will supplement "Year of the Mentor" activities on campus. Join us as we consider how to improve student mentoring at UofL.
After attending this session, participants will:
- Reflect upon how academic mentors have shaped participants' own mentoring practices
- Identify effective and supportive mentoring practices
- Problem solve case studies related to common mentoring challenges
01/31/2013Thursday, 12:00—2:00 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Beth A. Boehm, Ph.D., is a professor of English, vice provost for graduate affairs and interim dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Her research and teaching cross three different areas of English studies: Modern British literature; narrative studies; and rhetoric, composition and pedagogy. She regularly teaches first-year composition, undergraduate literary surveys and special topic courses, and graduate courses in narrative, rhetoric, contemporary British literature and teaching literature. In 2001 and 2003 she won A&S Distinguished Teaching Awards, and in 2003 she also won the University Distinguished Teaching Award; in 2009 she won the University Service Award. She has served her department as director of Undergraduate Studies, director of Graduate Studies, and vice chair. She has been an active faculty senator since 1999, and was elected vice chair of the Senate in 2004, and chair in 2006. She has served on the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board and on the Board of Trustees.
Kathy Baumgartner, Ph.D., is a cancer epidemiologist with extensive experience designing and conducting large population-based studies. She is also the principal investigator of a new study, Ethnicity, Breast Cancer Recurrence and Long-Term Quality of Life, focused on breast cancer recurrence, survival and long-term quality of life among women who previously participated in a case-control study. Dr. Baumgartner is the co-investigator of the Health, Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle (HEAL) Cohort Study now entering its ninth year of follow-up. Other research interests include cervical and endometrial cancer and respiratory disease.