The Mentoring Academy is designed to develop both the mentoring skills and grant writing skills of MCCTR funded investigators, young investigators, and faculty members who wish to serve as mentors for MCCTR investigators.
The academy consists of six sessions (1-2 hours each) related to topics ranging from effective communication, aligning expectations, assessment of understanding, promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering independence of trainees, and promoting professional development. These sessions will take place during the 2021-2022 school year. Eligible applicants include faculty members and young investigators at Tougaloo College, UMMC, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, and other colleges and universities in Mississippi.
Faculty with established mentoring and funding track records will serve as facilitators for each topic. Success will be determined by two outcomes. First, all participants will be able to articulate their approach to mentoring at the conclusion of the sessions. Second, all participants will complete a survey that will serve as an assessment tool to evaluate program efficacy for each class and compare data longitudinally.
The Mentoring Academy is currently accepting applications. Applications are due Friday, August 27, 2021. To apply, submit the application face page, a curriculum vitae, a one- to two-page application letter of interest, and a letter of recommendation from your department chair or a senior faculty member to MCCTR@umc.edu.