108. Redefining Mentorship, Redefining the Professional
Saturday, 3 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Presiding: Atia Sattar, Penn State Univ., University Park
Speakers: Debra Ann Castillo, Cornell Univ.; Monica F. Jacobe, Coll. of New Jersey; Judith A. Roof, Rice Univ.; Eileen E. Schell, Syracuse Univ.; Tyechia Thompson, Howard Univ.
This roundtable addresses the need to redefine or change practices in graduate student mentorship and professionalization to include a more strategic education about the prospects of one's postgraduate career. How should faculty members mentor graduate students? How should graduate students self-direct?
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