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PhD+: Mentorship

May 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge

Mentorship Managed Up: cultivating successful professional relationships within, alongside, and outside the academy
This PhD+ session is being presented in coordination with members of the NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant Committee. Please join faculty, administration, and graduate students in a facilitated discussion and share your thoughts about how to foster and maintain successful mentorship relationships in humanities graduate programs. We’ll open with brief introductory comments before moving into a moderated panel discussion addressing:
  • the benefits and challenges associated with establishing a mentor/mentee relationship with different types of individuals who may serve in the mentor role, e.g., faculty advisers (intra- and inter-department), non-academic professionals, peer graduate student mentors, etc
  • the goals of a mentor/mentee relationship, discussing achievable milestones or benchmarks, and setting corresponding expectation
  • the processes for “managing up” in a mentor/mentee relationship in terms of navigating successful accomplishment of the expected milestones and how to resolve conflict, overcome obstacles or inertia, etc.
Each question will be followed by a brief response from the panelists meant to generate a larger discussion including the members of the audience.  The Planning Committee hopes to use the feedback and discussion to inform its strategic proposals for further discussion, development, and possible implementation to better serve the UCSC humanities community.


PhD+ Workshop Series

Please join us for the second year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We will meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss: possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.

Lunch will be served, as always.

Please RSVP below.


May 5, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States