Posts Categorized: Mentoring

How GAGE, the Georgetown graduate worker union, supports inclusion and culture in academia

In 2016, Georgetown increased the required number of hours for Ph.D. students to work on top of their academic duties. This led a group of doctoral students to form the beginnings of what would eventually become GAGE, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, a student-worker union that ratified its first contract in May 2020. “We… Read more »

What We’re Reading: Connected Teaching

illustration by Clare Reid Recently a colleague lent me a book called Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education, by Harriet Schwartz (2019), in response to my interest in knowing more about growth and human development in the context of learning. The book introduced me to Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), a human development… Read more »

Mentoring Initiative Welcomes Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard: Practical Strategies to Improve Daily Mentoring

Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard

The CNDLS-NHS Mentoring Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard on Friday, November 30th from 10:30 am – 12 noon in the HSFC Herman Room as part of a continued effort to create opportunities for Georgetown’s faculty and staff to bolster the tools and skills necessary for successful and meaningful mentoring.  In “Practical Strategies to Improve Daily Mentoring”, Becky will share research-based, practical strategies to improve our daily mentoring.