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Faculty and Graduate Student Learning Community: Mentoring (Session Two)

Houchens 105

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When Nov 02, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Where Houchens 105
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Following up on the enthusiasm of attendees at the Spring 2012 Mentoring Kick-Off event, and building on the ideas generated there, SIGS has denoted 2012-13 as the Year of the Mentor and is sponsoring a series of mentoring learning communities and workshops to continue this conversation, including this faculty-graduate student learning community. 
 
Many studies about mentorship recognize the value of considering the lived experience of graduate students and faculty and putting these groups in conversation about mentoring perceptions, expectations and aspirations. This series of conversations will center around developing a shared notion of mentorship and intellectual community that is responsive to the changing needs of graduate students and universities in the 21st century. 
 
Each session in this series will build on a shared reading that the group will have read in advance of the session. Faculty and students will use the reading to reflect on the graduate experience in their own departments and disciplines, and reflections will be shared and developed as the learning community develops. 
 
For this second session, the group will read "Advocating Apprenticeship and Intellectual Community: Lessons from the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate" by Golde et al. in Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future (2009). This session will challenge existing conceptions of mentoring and expand thinking about apprenticeship, multiple mentoring, and intellectual community. This reading is for the same authors as The Formation of Scholars, which many of the Directors of Graduate Studies will be reading, and covers the major contributions of that book in brief; as such, it will provide a useful point of intersection between this and the DGS learning communities. Fundamental and powerful concepts from this reading include apprenticeship with rather than apprenticeship to and the notion of intellectual community for developing stewards of the discipline.
 
This session is part of an ongoing discussion between faculty and graduate students, but participants unable to attend the first session are still welcome and encouraged to join the conversation at this point. If you would like to participate in this session, please download the reading here and RSVP using the form here so we can be sure to have lunch available for you.

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