Resource Library

IGEN and our partners are developing and collecting resources to support individuals and institutions that are interested in equity and inclusion in graduate education.

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Audience
  • Workshop

    Managing Mentoring Relationships Curricula and Training: Mentoring Up

    CIMER Project
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    CIMER Logo w/Text

    Mentoring Up is an active learning approach designed for post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty to support development of the skills needed to successfully navigate the research training environment and proactively manage their mentoring relationships. The curricula integrate topics from Entering Research and Entering Mentoring to develop mentoring up skills. These curricula were originally developed for use with trainees across the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

    Themes and Concepts

    • Building Research Self-Efficacy
    • Aligning Expectations
    • Maintaining Effective Communication
    • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
    • Enhancing Work-Life Integration*
    • Fostering Independence
    • Promoting Professional Development

    *Unique to Junior Faculty Curriculum

     

  • Workshop

    Mentee Curricula and Training: Entering Research

    CIMER Project
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    Entering Research Book cover

    CIMER Project mentee training materials are designed for those who wish to implement process-based, professional development workshops, courses, or programs for undergraduate and graduate research trainees. The materials are designed to be used as part of a learning community, where trainees share and learn from one another.  Request mentee training at your institution or organization

     

     

  • Workshop

    Mentor Curricula and Training: Entering Mentoring

    CIMER Project
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    Entering Mentoring Book cover

    Research mentor training is an evidence-based, interactive approach designed to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees. Request mentor training at your institution or organization

     

  • Workshop

    Fostering Well-being

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
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    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Published in Equity in Graduate Education Workshops,

    Research has shown that students struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression at higher rates than the general population. While some stress and uncertainty is unavoidable in training, research mentors can have a direct impact on the well-being of members of their research group. By recognizing how usual norms and practices in the academy create environments that can undermine wellbeing, particularly for minoritized students, we can become more thoughtful about the impact of our own behavior in as mentors-- and begin to foster research and learning environments that support well-being. This workshop will also encourage discussion about how mentoring can positively and negatively impact mentees’ sense of autonomy, competence, personal growth, and belonging. Developing the skills to have open conversations about the often stigmatized topics of mental health well-being is key to this process.

  • Workshop

    Strategies for Equity-based Holistic Review

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
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    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Published in Equity in Graduate Education Workshops ,

    Building upon prerequisite knowledge from the Fundamentals workshop this session on Strategies for Equity-based Holistic Review is a hands-on workshop for graduate admissions committee members and department leaders. Committees will articulate and assess their current admissions and recruitment practices, learn how to develop an evaluation rubric that they can put to use, and engage in discussions that will help them anticipate common challenges that may arise in shifting admissions practices. We will make additional resources and research available.

  • Workshop

    Fundamentals: Equity in Graduate Admissions

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
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    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Published in Equity in Graduate Education Workshops,

    This workshop presents data and research about the role of typical admissions criteria and practices in maintaining racial/ethnic inequalities in graduate education. Suitable for a wide variety of audiences, practical strategies for rethinking typical admissions criteria and processes are introduced, with a focus on equity-based holistic review and embedding attention to equity throughout the admissions and recruitment process. All aspects of this session are rooted in current research. Participants will learn how common admissions mindsets & practices tend to inhibit access for underrepresented groups, and they will be introduced to strategies to improve diversity & equity through holistic review processes.

  • Workshop

    Equity in Graduate Education Virtual Journal Club

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
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    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice

    These quarterly gatherings break down research studies and social theories that are relevant to equity in graduate education, with attention to practical implications.  

     

  • Workshop

    Facilitator Training for Admissions Workshops

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice

    OVERVIEW & GOALS

    • Preparing higher education change agents to facilitate interactive workshops on holistic graduate admissions.
    • Faculty and administrators with an interest in improving graduate education in STEM, and without competing financial interests, are welcome to apply.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are faculty in the physical or social sciences and who have with demonstrated effort increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in doctoral education.

     

  • Workshop

    Learn to Implement Mentor Training

    CIMER Project
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    CIMER Logo w/Text

    The Facilitator Workshop: Learn to Implement Mentor Training is a two-day workshop designed to increase the capacity for research mentor trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and organizations.

    During this workshop, participants are introduced to the Entering Mentoring curricula, which addresses the following themes: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan, assessing understanding, cultivating ethical behavior, enhancing work-life integration, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, and promoting professional development. Workshop participants become familiar with the curricula, practice facilitating training components, and develop a plan for implementing the training at their institution or organization.