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Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence - TBA Session is a Course

Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence - TBA Session

Started Jul 28, 2021


Full course description

THIS LISTING IS THE TBA SESSION OF THIS CLASS. To be notified when a session of this class is scheduled, or if you cannot attend the already scheduled course, please enroll in this class.

REd Online: Introduction to Research Mentoring is a prerequisite for this class. Participants interested in Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence will need to complete the introduction class before enrolling. Click the hyperlink to register. 

REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts, and provide both fundamental and advanced skills training in flipped classroom format. These classes are offered live (currently, via Zoom), wherein participants will attend and participate in the 1-hour live lecture/presentation. Participants will be required to work pre-class and post-class activities outside the classroom. These activities can include: readings, videos, etc.

Class Description: It is important to understand when a mentee requires help, as well as when they are ready to independently carry out a task or project. The class covers frameworks for understanding research mentee development, the effective use of mentee onboarding processes, and the role of mistakes in a mentee’s development. During the live class meeting, we will use case studies to explore issues in understanding and fostering independence.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:

  • List and relate qualities of a mentee to independence readiness.
  • Explain when a mentee is ready to independently take on a project or task.
  • Identify considerations/implications of such independence for diverse mentees.

Class Duration: Total duration for synchronous classes are approximately 2 hours. Those two (2) hours will be broken down into:

  • A live session which will take approximately 1 hour (45-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A) and;
  • Pre and Post-work activities which will take approximately 1 hour, in total.

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