On May 5, 2017, I had the opportunity to provide remarks on effective mentoring for the Fellowship Roundtable at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. By request of the organizers, I am providing the slides from the talk here.
The PROMISE Program includes all of the institutions within the University System of Maryland, the Community College of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel Community College, and the Ana G. Mendez University.
The PROMISE AGEP has as its foundation the successful Meyerhoff Scholars Program from UMBC.
The Meyerhoff Scholars Program introduced a culture shift to the institution by incorporating 13 key components.
The conceptual framework is based on a psychological sense of community.
Some of the programs that we have as part of PROMISE include the following:
Programs such as our targeted Summer Success Institute provided students with a stronger sense of mentoring than campus-wide programs.
The PROMISE AGEP also builds community through it’s annual Fall Harvest Dinner, the Friday before Thanksgiving.
The University System of Maryland’s Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Joann Boughman, participates in several PROMISE activities each year.
External mentors from other institutions spend time with students at the SSI. There are approximately 30 external “Mentors-in-Residence” who come to the Summer Success Institute each August to share with the students and postdocs.
The mentoring structure is taken on the road as we engage external mentors for our international trips as well.
Students have a chance to connect with their faculty in different ways when they are outside of the U.S. Here, graduate students from engineering and IT spend time with one of their own engineering professors throughout time spent in South Korea for the World Engineering Education Forum.
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