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What is Peer Mentoring?

Houchens 105

When Sep 24, 2012
from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Where Houchens 105
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Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. Are you interested in building meaningful connections with colleagues in your program? Do you want to foster a culture of mentorship and collegiality in your department? Do you have experiences that might be beneficial to incoming graduate students, or want to learn from the experiences of others in your program? Peer mentoring might be the answer. This peer mentoring workshop is a panel discussion that will provide an overview of what peer mentoring is and how it can benefit students at all levels of graduate study.  Panelists will share their own experiences with peer mentoring and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own insights as well. This workshop will establish a “baseline” of peer mentoring practices at UofL on which subsequent workshops will build. Participants are encouraged to attend the other workshops in our peer mentoring series, and to learn from and contribute to our growing body of mentoring knowledge at the MentorCenter.


Learning Outcomes. During this session, attendees will:

  •    Understand what peer mentoring is and why it is beneficial to new students, continuing students, and academic programs
  •    Develop a plan of next steps for enhancing their own peer mentoring practices and the peer mentoring programs in their departments

Presenters. Panel of graduate students with experience peer mentoring


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