Graduate School Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Faculty

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The Graduate School will be hosting two Graduate Faculty Mentoring Workshops in West Lafayette this spring.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 21, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Both workshops will be held at the Stewart Center in Room 278. The workshop provides an overview to the policies, procedures and expectations associated with mentoring graduate students at Purdue University. Participation in the workshop is required for any faculty member who wishes to seek appointment to the Graduate Faculty at Purdue University.

Historically it has been the practice of the Graduate School to require faculty new to Purdue to attend a Graduate Faculty Mentoring Workshop before they could obtain graduate faculty status. While a practice, it is not “policy” so we will not hold up faculty appointments due to logistics of when the workshops are offered. This does not negate the request for faculty new to Purdue to attend one of the new faculty workshops, but it does mean the Graduate School will not hold an appointment request based on workshop completion.

In addition to attending one of these two workshops, faculty who wish to hold a position as a regular member of the Graduate Faculty must also be recommended by their unit and be a tenure-track or voting status faculty member. This process must be initiated in the Graduate School Database, and is typically done by the department graduate contact. Appointment to the graduate faculty permits a faculty member to teach graduate-level courses, to serve on graduate student advisory committees, and to chair or co-chair master’s and Ph.D. committees. The level of appointment is dependent upon the faculty member’s position, rank and credentials.
Graduate coordinators and contacts – Please provide faculty members the instructions below to register online. Email registrations will also be accpetable if there are any complications but using electronic system online is preferred. It is very important that participants arrive on time and do not leave early. Missing part of the presentation could cause their attendance to not count toward fulfilling the requirement needed to advise students or become a regular faculty member. Please make sure that he registering faculty members are aware of this.

To register, please go to GradFacultyWkshp2020 or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 14, 2020. Additional workshops will not be held until September 2020.

If there are additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Casey Hollingsworth | Assistant to the Dean The Purdue University Graduate School Young Hall, Room 169 | 155 S. Grant Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-2604 | E-mail:

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