Mentoring Consultancies for Emerging Scholars
Thursday, November 21 | 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
In partnership with the Task Force on Mentoring, BSS and SRPP Sections, the Publications Committee, and ESPO.
The Mentoring Consultancies bring students and junior faculty members together with senior faculty, experienced researchers, and GSA leaders to focus on publications or research methodological challenges, to share experiences, and to develop problem solving strategies that will enhance professional and career development. The consultancy is a highly structured process that provides each participant with an opportunity to both give and receive feedback on a particular issue related to publishing or research methodologies. Groups are formed using information submitted before the conference so an appropriate facilitator can be assigned to each group to provide expert advice that will supplement and enrich the conversation. Each individual has a chance to speak and to listen, and this unique and successful format reinforces the idea that, when a challenge is faced together, “the answer is already in the room.” No fee to participate but pre-registration is required. Limited seating available.
BSS Fellows/Emerging Scholars Mentoring Workshop
Friday, November 22 | 8:30 am–10:30 am
The workshop provides an informal, yet structured social setting that affords emerging scholars an opportunity to meet BSS Fellows and establish professional contacts within the section. During the workshop, emerging scholars and BSS Fellows will have an opportunity to discuss strategies in preparing for successful scholarly and professional careers. Through sharing of their career experiences, the participating BSS Fellows will begin to identify ways they may assist emerging scholars with: 1) networking; 2) developing awareness of general policies and practices relevant to the academic or research environment; 3) preparing for the job market; and 4) navigating the publish or perish landscape, earning tenure, and promotion.
GSA Fellows Mentor Program
Saturday, November 23 | 7:00 am–8:30 am
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