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The Graduate School is pleased to announce the creation of IMAGE, Inclusive Mentor Academy for Graduate Education. IMAGE follows a nationally validated curriculum for mentor training, focusing on those in the earlier stages of their experiences as graduate student mentors working with high school, undergraduate, or early stage graduate students.
IMAGE follows the curriculum developed by CIMER, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research.
In the Spring 2023, IMAGE will be offered in six-90 minute sessions from March 23 to April 27, from 9:30 am - 11 am. All sessions will be in-person at the Unviersity of Florida main campus.
IMAGE will run over six consecutive Thursdays from March 23, 2023 to April 27, 2023, from 9:30 am - 11 am.
Week 1 - Introduction to mentor training and aligning expectations
Week 2 - Promoting professional development
Week 3 - Maintaining effective communication
Week 4 - Addressing equity and inclusion
Week 5 - Assessing understanding and independence
Week 6 - Cultivating ethical behavior
To participate in IMAGE, potential applicants must:
1. Be a current graduate student at the University of Florida
2. Be currently serving as a mentor to another student (undergraduate, earlier-stage graduate student)
3. Be available to complete all six 90 minute sessions
4. Provide a (program provided) letter signed by main advisor/chair that attests to their support in your participation in the program and verifies that you currently mentor another student