I’d like to bring to your attention a workshop that aims to introduce faculty (preferably teams of two from an institution) to career planning and mentoring resources, and to position faculty to implement change on their campuses. The first COMPASS workshop was held in 2019, and the second will be held virtually on May 19-21, 2021 (with an application deadline of March 15). If you think your department would benefit from this workshop, I hope you will pass along this information to interested faculty (advertisement attached).

The workshop will cover a range of topics including:

– career planning,

– culturally aware mentor training and effective communication,

– crafting an action plan for faculty to implement on their campuses,

– promoting professional development,

– changing departmental culture about the need for student mentoring.

Prior to the workshop, participants will research the resources available locally to their students for professional development. During the workshop, participants will craft an action plan to implement a programmatic change at their respective institutions. After the workshop, participants will implement and assess their programs.

Priority will be given to teams of two faculty members from the same institution, preferably with at least one senior faculty member, who are committed to improving the career mentoring of students at their institution. A complete application must include a letter of institutional support from a department chair, dean or chief academic officer. The registration fee is waived thanks to generous sponsor support. The participants are expected to make themselves available for the entire duration of the workshop, which will be three synchronous half-days beginning at 11 AM EDT, May 19-21.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.trinity.edu/sites/compass

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