Everyday Mentoring

Community Forum

Everyday Mentoring

February 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM at Wege Auditorium

Host: Chip Lovett, Philip and Dorothy Schein Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics

Effective, inclusive mentoring combines high standards with assurance that students can achieve those standards. Everyday mentoring occurs daily in classrooms, hallways, libraries, office hours, laboratories, and electronic interfaces. Whenever students connect with faculty, staff, and teaching assistants, opportunities arise for tapping into the interactive forces between educational practices, educators’ mindsets, and student potential. This workshop offers strategies to achieve effective everyday mentoring that do not require much energy or time, but perhaps just a shift in thinking in order to invite all Williams students to engage with our fields. All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome.