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Recognizing the national need for high-quality, well-informed career mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students in the physical sciences, the COMPASS faculty workshop aims to introduce faculty to career planning and mentoring resources, to provide training for faculty on using those resources, and to position faculty to use these resources on their respective campuses.


The upcoming workshop is scheduled for May 19-21, 2021. Check out all the details below.

 

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COMPASS Faculty Workshop on Career Mentoring for Students


The workshop will cover topics including career planning, mentor training and effective communication, culturally aware mentoring, crafting an action plan, promoting professional development, and changing departmental culture. Prior to the workshop, participants will research the resources available locally to their students for professional development. During the workshop, participants will craft a plan to implement a programmatic change at their respective institutions. After the workshop, participants will implement and assess their programs.

 

Workshop Details


 
Event Date:
 May 19-21, 2021

 
Location:
 Remote and synchronous via Zoom
 

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Participant teams will be composed of two chemistry and/or physics faculty members from the same institution.  The registration fee is waived due to generous support from Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the National Science Foundation. Resources for Mentoring and Career Development

 

Workshop Content


  • Need for career and professional development
  • Resources available nationally and locally
  • Career planning
  • Mentor training and effective communication
  • Addressing Equity and inclusion; culturally aware mentoring
  • Crafting an action plan
  • Promoting professional development
  • Changing department culture

Pre-Workshop Requirement


  • Research the professional development resources available on your campus

Work Products


  • An action plan to implement a department-wide professional development program

Contact


Inquiries regarding the workshop may be addressed to:

Prof. Andriy Nevidomskyy
nevidomskyy@rice.edu
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Rice University

 

Workshop Details


When: April 25-27, 2019
Where: American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

The Application process is CLOSED

Participant teams were composed of two faculty members from chemistry and/or physics departments. The $1000 registration fee (per team), discounted from $2800 was due to generous sponsorship, and covered:

Two nights of lodging at a nearby hotel All meals at the workshop Access to experienced facilitators Workshop materials

 

Workshop Content


  • Need for career and professional development
  • Resources available nationally and locally
  • Career planning
  • Mentor training and effective communication
  • Addressing Equity and inclusion; culturally aware mentoring
  • Crafting an action plan
  • Promoting professional development
  • Changing department culture
     

Pre-Workshop Requirement


Research the professional development resources available on your campus

Work Products


An action plan to implement a department-wide professional development program

 

Facilitators


  • Crystal Bailey, Head of Career Programs, American Physical Society
  • Geraldine Cochran, Triad Coalition, Office of STEM Education, Rutgers University
  • Ashley Donovan, Senior Educational Program Manager, American Chemical Society
  • Jeffrey Franke, Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, The Graduate School, University of Maryland
  • Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean of Professional Career Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMass Medical School
  • Joerg Schlatterer, Manager of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office, American Chemical Society
  • Penny Beuning, Cottrell Scholar, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
  • Andriy Nevidomskyy, Cottrell Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
  • Adam Urbach, Cottrell Scholar, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University