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Class Description: Mentees with marginalized identities and backgrounds experience barriers to participation in research, some of which are visible to mentors, while others are not. The purpose of this class is to raise mentors’ awareness of barriers to equity in research, as well as to how their own behaviors perpetuate or challenge these barriers. Importantly, we will explore the ways in which mentors’ personal experiences, expectations, and biases influence these behaviors, and how to develop a more equity-oriented mentoring practice. In order to support and encourage discussion of difficult topics, the live meeting of this class is not recorded.
- Elaborate working definitions of the terms mentoring and equity
- Identify specific barriers faced by mentees with marginalized backgrounds and identities in education and research contexts
- Reflect on the ways your personal experiences, expectations, and biases connect to mentoring behaviors, and how various behaviors uphold or challenge barriers faced by mentees
- Identify your personal sphere of influence as well as specific next steps you will take to address inequities upheld by your past/current mentoring practices
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 a 1-hour presentation and will be held responsible for completing any required pre-class and/or post-class activities outside the classroom (these activities can include: readings, videos, etc.). Participants can expect to spend up to 1-hour with these activities. The total duration for these synchronous classes is approximately 2-hours.