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21st Century Evidence-Based Research Mentoring for Student Success and Persistence

Hosted by the Johnson C. Smith University’s Smith Institute for Applied Research and the JCSU McNair program, the 21st Century Evidence-Based Research Metoring for Student Success and Persistence Conference provided a 3-day interactive summer workshop on research mentoring for retention, persistence, and development of students at UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

Purpose: Upskill faculty members’ ability to effectively lead and mentor students and research teams using evidence-informed practice.

Topics:

1. Effective mentorship in higher  education (application to African American students)

2. Facets of development:  research skills, professional behaviors & engagement, career development

3. Faculty as leaders, coordinators, and role models

4. Evidence-informed strategies and practical tools to support effective mentorship

5. Critical reflection, synthesis, and mentorship action plans for fall mentoring implementation

6. Mentor education through the NIH National Research Mentoring Network mentor training module

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