Faculty can support student success through inspirational mentoring, inclusive teaching, and by nominating students to join the CASA.
- The Mentoring Enrichment Project (M-RICH) is a new online tool created by the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni (CASA) at Georgia State University through a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that supports fostering effective mentor-mentee relationships. M-RICH is a mentor-centered platform through which you can create customized mentoring workbooks with evidence-based, culturally-sensitive exercises and resources for use with your individual mentees or research teams. (https://casa.gsu.edu/marc-mentor-homepage/)
- Culturally-aware mentoring contributes to an open and inclusive campus environment.
- CASA staff and faculty have been trained in the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN; https://nrmnet.net/about-nrmn-2/) materials and practices, posted through CIMER (org).
- The CASA facilitates current GSU faculty to offer workshops that highlight microaggressions and other forms of bias that might be encountered by students of color, particularly when joining predominantly white institutions for graduate school (http://fairplay.org).
- The Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni into Graduate and Professional Programs (CASA) offers mentoring workshops and resources for faculty who are interested in acting as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact us to request a workshop or join an existing opportunity.
- With Emory University faculty, we offer a curriculum based on Crucial Conversations (https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/1469266822).
- With collaborators at MD Anderson, we offer a curriculum focused on Scientific Communication. Sign up for Spring 2022. Visit registration link.
- From a student perspective, the CASA promotes mentoring up – the idea that mentees need to be empowered with strategies that enable them to share what they need and want out of the mentoring relationship.
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- Beyond Georgia State, the CASA promotes pairing our students and alumni with successful role models from other universities, community organizations, and businesses.
- For example, NRMNet offers nationwide mentor-matching for anyone in STEM through the MyMentor platform – for students seeking more advanced trainee (near-peer) mentors and/or faculty members to talk about projects or career opportunities.
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