Friday, January 10, 2020

Please mark your calendars for two SST meetings this semester. 

Meeting 1: Creating a Culture of Mentoring at Iowa
February 28, 1-2:30 pm

Black Box Theatre, 360 IMU 

Mentoring is a frequently discussed and sometimes elusive student success strategy. The current UI strategic plan mentions mentoring in the following contexts:

Strategy: Prepare students to be experts in their disciplines and leaders in their fields. 
Critical Task: Embed more career-readiness, alumni engagement and mentoring, and capstone courses within majors

Strategy: Become a Research I institution of choice for undergraduate students aspiring to pursue graduate or professional education. 
Critical Task: Expand undergraduate research programs and faculty-student mentoring in health science and professional colleges

Strategy: Create pathways for students to pursue health careers and remain in Iowa. 
Critical Task: Improve mentoring for first-generation and underrepresented minority students interested in health careers

The next Student Success Team meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss creating a culture of mentoring at Iowa including:

  • A brief overview of current state (established pipeline and mentoring programs)
  • A discussion of demand for mentoring: for whom and by whom?
  • Potential strategic opportunities for creating a culture of mentoring
  • Next steps

Meeting 2: Experiential Learning - April 20 - CANCELLED