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MORE (STUDENT) Session: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

February 14, 2023, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EST

This workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham doctoral students who have written mentoring plans report those plans to be useful.

Faculty who have attended a MORE workshop in the past should feel free to join the workshop only for the student-faculty work together (the last hour of the workshop). Registration is still required of both the faculty and the student.

Optional additional time for developing a mentoring plan is available from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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Separate registration for faculty is available at:

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.


February 14, 2023
9:30 am to 12:00 pm EST
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Rackham’s Faculty Committee on Mentoring (MORE)
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Livestream / Virtual