Objective 3

Primary Constituents
Students, Faculty
Primary DE&I Goal
Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Community
Other Applicable Domains
Diversity, Education and Scholarship, Retention

Five-Year Strategic Objective 3

Improve faculty exposure to and use of high quality mentoring practices, especially those related to mentoring across difference (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, culture, etc.)

Measures of Success for Objective 3

  • Program and faculty participation level in MORE Committee workshops
  • Faculty-reported usefulness of MORE workshops (e.g., as reported in MORE evaluation and reports/conversations with program leadership); and in the long-term, altered faculty views of mentoring practices (e.g., from data/feedback gathered from faculty and program leadership)
  • Increased discussion/collaboration with graduate program leadership around ways to encourage/incentivize and enable high quality mentoring in their graduate programs
  • Use of faculty-student mentoring plans and discussions with faculty around mentoring expectations (as reported by students in program review surveys)

FY17 Actions

  • Increase active advertisement and outreach for promoting participation in MORE workshops (student-faculty workshop model or faculty meeting workshop model)
  • Continue to solicit and gather faculty input around newer MORE workshop model (faculty meeting workshop model) to help refine model
  • Continue discussions with faculty (program leadership, Faculty Allies, other faculty) around strategies for enhancing mentoring (e.g., policies around mentoring expectations, ways to reward/incentivize/acknowledge positive mentoring; ways to address or intervene in challenging mentoring situations)
  • Promote Rackham’s mentoring awards; include supporting DE&I as important evaluation criterion; recommend the creation of mentoring awards in other academic units