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Information for Scholars

The Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring at Illinois provides Sloan Scholars and Illinois Sloan Scholars opportunities for:

Professional Development and Networking Activities

  • Orientation activities to get acquainted with scholars and mentors and to become familiar with the requirements and expectations of scholars at the Sloan UCEM at Illinois
  • Sloan events focused on fostering the development as a graduate student include: How to Succeed in Graduate School Panel Discussion, Negotiating the Mentor/Mentee Relationship, Time Management and Organizational Skills, and Sloan Mini-Conference
  • Networking events with Sloan UCEM scholars, affiliates, and other Graduate College Educational Equity Program participants
  • Participation in the Sloan Showcase as part of the Community of Scholars Program
  • Eligibility to participate in the annual Institute for Teaching and Mentoring sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Tri-Pronged Mentoring

  • Peer mentoring by a junior or senior graduate student in the scholar’s home department. Assigned peer mentors help new students become familiar with departmental culture, strategies for success and resources at the University and in Champaign-Urbana
  • Mentoring by a Sloan mentor/academic advisor aside from scholar’s research faculty mentor
  • Meeting with Sloan and research faculty mentor to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for meeting program benchmarks and spending fellowship funds
  • Sloan UCEM scholars are encouraged to consider serving as peer mentors for the next cohort of Sloan and Illinois Sloan scholars

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