Each year The Compact for Faculty Diversity sponsors the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a four-day conference that has become the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country. Now in its 20th year, the Institute gives the issue of faculty diversity a national focus and provides minority scholars with the strategies necessary to survive the rigors of graduate school, earn the doctoral degree and succeed as a member of the professoriate.
The purpose of the Institute is to provide scholars with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate study and to prepare them for success as faculty members at colleges and universities. In addition, the Institute provides scholars and their faculty mentors with opportunities to share knowledge about research and academia, to meet other scholars and faculty from throughout the country, and to link to a larger community of scholars and faculty in various academic fields.
The Institute focuses on mentoring and teaching preparation, community insights and scholar networking. Workshops are scheduled to provide doctoral scholars opportunities to share insights and tips in graduate work. Scholars can network with faculty representatives and other doctoral scholars to share information on teaching, mentoring, research and building a career in higher education.
The 2013 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring will be held October 31- November 3 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
Institute attendance is by invitation only for SREB-State Doctoral Scholars, the National Institutes of Health (Bridges to the Professoriate NIGMS-MARC scholars), the National Science Foundation (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate scholars), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation scholars and the Office of Federal TRIO Programs, United States Department of Education (Ronald E. McNair Program scholars). You must have a login ID and password to register for the Institute. Institute registration materials will be e-mailed to participants in August.