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Faculty Advisors

The BD program requires that the university enhance its recruitment and mentoring efforts, including the development of a cohort of trained prospective faculty advisors.

Faculty advisors are expected to support BD Fellows in following years via funded research projects and by supporting student applications for national fellowships. Instructional or teaching assistantships may be used as gap funding if needed.

The university has adopted the NSF-approved “Entering Mentoring” program for faculty who will advise BD students. Any STEM faculty member who wishes to recruit and advise a BD Scholar must complete this mentor training program!

Working with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), we will offer four units of the Entering Mentoring program in the 2019-2020 Academic year for faculty advisors.  The first two units will be offered in Fall of 2019 as follows:

Unit 1: “Entering Mentoring”

  • Tuesday, September 3, 9:30-10:45am or
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2:00-3:15pm  

Unit 2: “Maintaining Effective Communication”  

  • Tuesday, October 22, , 10:05-11:20am or
  • Friday, November 22, 2:45-4:00pm 

Please register here with the CTE for these mentor training units as soon as possible.  


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