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Student-Centered Mentoring: Bridging the Gap Between Faculty and Students


Alejandra Durán Trinidad, Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at Purdue University; Melanie Morgan, Associate Dean in the Graduate School and Professor of Communication at Purdue University

This workshop is dedicated to enhancing academic mentoring by emphasizing the unique needs and expectations of students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds. It aims to bridge the gap between faculty mentors and their students, helping faculty understand what students of diverse backgrounds want them to know about effective mentoring. In this workshop, we'll explore the perspectives of students shedding light on their needs and preferences when it comes to mentorship. We’ll also discuss the challenges and constraints faculty members often face that hinder their ability to provide effective mentoring to these students. Faculty members will leave with practical strategies to foster inclusive, equitable, and effective mentoring relationships, ensuring that all students, regardless of their backgrounds, can thrive academically.

Duke graduate students can access this event sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here.


Communication, Professional Development, Teaching and Mentoring