Faculty Month of Mentoring, February 2021
February 2021 was our Faculty Month of Mentoring. We have a curated menu of resources from NYUAD and from NYU New York, augmented with interactive events throughout the month. Details and sign-up information both on the events page of the Faculty Development and Diversity website and listed below.
- Week 1: Knowledge is Power:
Mentors, mentees, and those aspiring to engage in a productive mentoring relationship were invited to set aside two blocks of time during this week ,of no more than 30 minutes each to review material on this Faculty Mentoring Resource Menu.
- Week 2: Faculty Mentoring Summit | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 4:45-6:45pm
All NYUAD faculty were invited to the NYUAD Faculty Mentoring Summit to enhance mentoring skills for both early career mentees and seasoned colleagues serving as mentors through engaging with each other and learning from others. The summit was interactive and provided practical guidance to launch your mentoring journey. Led by Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver, Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement & Innovation Advancement at NYU, and will include a Keynote Address by Provost Arlie Petters.
- Week 3: Meet-Up! Faculty were encouraged to reach out to establish a connection with a colleague who is a part of their network of CAMS (coaches, advisors, mentors, and sponsors), and to ask them to join you for an hour over coffee any day this week, either virtual or socially distanced. We pay for the coffee!
- Week 4: Food for Thought in Faculty Advancement Workshop: Pay it Forward: Trainee Centered Mentoring of Graduate Students and Postdocs | Sunday, February 21, 2021 | 1:15-2:45pm
Carol Genetti, Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Program; Professor of Linguistics
Panel Discussion: Jaime Napier, Associate Professor of Psychology, Ali Trabolsi, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Jemima Frimpong, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
This interactive workshop and panel discussion enhanced the skills needed to effectively mentor graduate students, postdocs, and researcher staff and to lead a successful and productive research team. Lunch provided for the first 10 registrants!
- GNU-Wide Video Watch & Discussion on How Mentoring Supports Emerging Faculty Leaders | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 6-7:15pm in Abu Dhabi | 9-10:15am in New York |10-11:15pm in Shanghai
Rising to a leadership position is a common step in the faculty career trajectory. The Academic Impressions webinar, Managing Up, Down and Across was selected to help introduce key skills of emerging faculty leaders. How do you learn these skills? Leveraging a diverse mentoring network is key. Faculty from across the GNU, engaged in a discussion on the topics in this video on how mentoring can help you achieve that.
If you want a 15-minute boost to get started, take a look at this TEDx Talk: Mentors, Through Research in Practice and on Reality TV by Kimberly Griffin, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland.