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Training & Mentorship

The Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship (OGTM) was developed to enhance and sustain a culture for academic success and professional development of graduate students. In an effort to assist graduate departments with this mission, the OGTM provides the following services:

  • Assist with coordination of recruitment and retention efforts
  • Identify and create diversity resources and initiatives that strengthen faculty mentoring and support retention of underrepresented populations in a variety of fields of study across campus
  • Collaborates with other members of the Graduate School executive staff and related offices to collect and maintain data (e.g., enrollment, graduation, surveys) for tracking and required reporting and for faculty writing grants
  • Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate training in grant development
  • Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate responsible conduct of research
  • Assist with building faculty-student collaborative research teams and interdisciplinary projects

Ernest L. Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, oversees the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship in the Graduate School.

Funding and Training Opportunities

PEER Hosts Lecture on the Challenges of Existing Leadership Models

On February 21, PEER (Program for Excellence & Equity in Research) will be hosting a lecture in the International House, Room 100 at 3:40 p.m. The title of the lecture is “Disrupting the Face of Leadership: Challenges Posed and Lessons Learned” and will be delivered by Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch. This presentation is designed to provide insights to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and others embarking on their academic careers and considering options for their professional trajectory in the future. The observations shared in this lecture reflect the conversations and perspectives in a recent book by the presenters, Truth Without Tears: African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership (Harvard Education Press, 2018).

Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program Accepting Applications for GTA Position

The Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program is looking for a graduate teaching assistant for the 2019–2020 academic year to assist with EF 157 and EF 158. Duties include running recitation sessions, grading, and assisting with setup and cleanup of activities. This assistantship carries a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend. Get more information about this position and apply.

Reminder: Introducing Community-Based Participatory Research

On February 15, the Office of Community Engagement & Outreach continues its Student Seminars. The session “Introducing Community-Based Participatory Research” takes place in Hodges Library, room 220E at 3:30–4:30 p.m.

This workshop will introduce the community-based participatory research methodology, a collaborative approach to research in which community partners take on the role of co-researcher. Together, the community-university partnership pursues shared goals combining scholarship and application. Download a schedule with information about the series, and you can contact Dr. Javiette Samuel at jsamuel@utk.edu with any questions about this workshop or the series.

 

Reminder: A Systems Approach to Community Engagement

On February 13, the Office of Community Engagement & Outreach continues its Student Seminars. The session “A Systems Approach to Community Engagement”  takes place in Hodges Library, room 220E at 3:00–5:00 p.m.

This workshop will examine the social, economic, and civil systems that frame community engagement work and explore how to work within these systems to advance shared goals with community partners. Download a schedule with information about the series, and you can contact Dr. Javiette Samuel at jsamuel@utk.edu with any questions about this workshop or the series.

 

Reminder: Community Engagement for a More Sustainable World

On February 8, the Office of Community Engagement & Outreach continues its Student Seminars. The session “Community Engagement for a More Sustainable World”  takes place in Hodges Library, room 220E at 3:30–4:30 p.m.

This workshop will explore existing resources, opportunities, and models for advancing sustainability through collaborative engagements with community partners. Download a schedule with information about the series, and you can contact Dr. Javiette Samuel at jsamuel@utk.edu with any questions about this workshop or the series.