Assistant Professor and Director of Online Programs for the Neuroscience Program Casey Henley has worked with MSU her entire academic career, from undergrad through grad school and two postdocs.
Henley’s primary role is directing and teaching within our fully online Medical Neuroscience Graduate Certificate Program.
Kevin L. Brooks is an academic specialist for diversity and civic engagement in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. His research and teaching areas include diversity and inclusion in higher education,
Kate Birdsall joined the faculty in Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures in 2014. She is a rhetorician, a creative writer, and a teacher. Her current research centers on discourses of race,
We are just completing the second year of the Academic Advancement Network, which we affectionately call “AAN” (we are at MSU, and of course therefore must have an acronym!). Overall,
Entering Mentoring is a process-based mentor training curriculum developed at the University of Wisconsin and currently being used with academics across career stages and disciplines. This curriculum is being disseminated through the NIH-supported National Research Mentoring Network and can be downloaded free of charge once you create an account,
Best practices for college/unit leaders
The “best” formal mentoring program is one that is designed to meet the needs of an individual college or unit. Different models exist and deciding which model is best requires aligning the unit’s particular needs,
The “best” faculty mentoring happens when mentors and mentees are prepared and strong relationships develop. Although there are many formal mentoring models, they all share the goal of facilitating the professional development of mentees.
No matter what mentor model is used, it is critically important to establish how issues of confidentiality will be handled. All academics need to work in an environment in which they can feel safe and able to address concerns without fear of retribution.