ED13D:
Current Thinking on the Value and Best Practices of Mentoring Posters


Session ID#: 8781

Session Description:
One of the key factors cited as impacting individual career success is having a positive relationship with a mentor or mentors. This is particularly true for those who are minorities in the workplace, who might experience isolation, subcultural differences, or low self-efficacy or a lack of belief in one's own abilities. In this session, presenters will examine the rationale and impact of mentoring, the differences between advising and mentoring, and models of mentoring that do and don’t work well. Topics may also include preparing mentors for their role, mentoring on soft professional skills like networking and communicating, or dealing with difficult situations. The session will focus on best practices and lessons learned on mentoring, including what has been learned from research on mentoring, with the aim of increasing awareness about the value of and understanding of best practices for effective mentoring.
Primary Conveners:  Meredith Galanter Hastings, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Conveners:  Valerie Sloan, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Bethany Holm Adamec, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Meredith Galanter Hastings, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Chairs:  Valerie Sloan, NCAR|UCAR, SOARS Center for Higher Education, Boulder, CO, United States and Meredith Galanter Hastings, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Bethany Holm Adamec, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States
Manda S Adams, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States; UNC-Charlotte-Geo & Earth Scie, Charlotte, NC, United States, Allison L Steiner, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Christine Wiedinmyer, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
Rachel Teasdale1, Kate McCarthy2, Celina Phillips2, Kathryn Silliman2, Christian Fosen2 and Matthew Thomas2, (1)California State University Chico, Geological and Environmental Science, Chico, CA, United States, (2)California State University Chico, Chico, CA, United States
Rebecca Haacker, UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Marlene Kaplan, NOAA Washington DC, Office of Education, Washington, DC, United States, Sandra Sarvis and Victoria Dancy
Carl-Georg Bank and Konstantinos Sacha Papadimitrios, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Fredrika C Moser1, Mike R. Allen1, Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina2, Pedro Maldonado3, Maria Barberena-Arias4, Carlo Olivo-Delgado5, Lora Harris6, James J Pierson7 and Juan Pablo Alvarez7, (1)Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Interamericana, San Juan, PR, United States, (3)Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, PR, United States, (4)Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, PR, United States, (5)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (6)Chesapeake Biological Lab, UMCES, Solomons Island, MD, United States, (7)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Katerina Dontsova1, Kevin E Bonine2, Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman2, Brian Paavo3, DaNel Hogan4, Erica Oberg3 and Justin Gay3, (1)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)California Polytechnic State University, STAR Program, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, (4)Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, Tucson, AZ, United States
Karl R Wirth, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN, United States, John I Garver, Union College, Dept. of Geology, Schenectady, NY, United States, Lisa Greer, Washington and Lee University, Geology, Lexington, VA, United States, Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, United States, Robert J Varga, Pomona College, Geology Department, Claremont, CA, United States, Cameron M Davidson, Carleton College, Geology, Northfield, MN, United States, Holli M Frey, Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States, Dennis K Hubbard, Oberlin College, Geology, Oberlin, OH, United States, William H Peck, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, United States, Reinhard A Wobus, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, United States and Keck Geology Consortium Advisory Team
Lydia K Fox, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, United States and Jill Singer, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, United States

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