Keith E. Muller Keith.Muller@Biostat.UFL.edu Professor Health Outcomes & Policy http://ehpr.ufl.edu/muller/ Current support includes NIDCR, NCRR, NHLBI, NIAAA; developed for NCI K-award session. Achieving Great Mentoring: Suggestions for Seekers. Outline. 1. Finding good mentoring.
Keith E. Muller
ProfessorHealth Outcomes & Policy
Current support includes NIDCR, NCRR, NHLBI, NIAAA;developed for NCI K-award session
Achieving Great Mentoring:Suggestions for Seekers
1. Finding good mentoring.
A person of the stature you seek.Evaluate with K award criteria.Adhere to the local rules?
Examples of people that make a difference.Department Head. Yours or someone else’s.Full (named) Professor, international reputation,zillions of publications, substantial NIH support.
Man or woman mentor? L. T. Eby (UGA Prof 04/11/2004 Athens Banner Herald) cited toughness over too nice. http://www.uga.edu/psychology/faculty/leby.html
Time to discuss choices andreview plans, outlines, abstracts.
Informal discussion of academic life,service and citizenship, traps to avoid,balancing family and career.
Honest, unvarnished evaluations.
The expectation that you can be better than you think.
Why do fewer women than men aspire to higher positions?
Acceptance of cultural stereotypes andconsequent lack of self-confidence.
The World of Children and Psychology of Women: A Lifespan Perspective, C. Etaugh and J. S. Bridges (2004, 2nd ed)
Giving Away Success: Why Women Get Stuck and What to Do About It, S. Schenkel (2nd ed. 1990)
Formal quarterly or once per semester.
Informal discussion when in angst,approach-avoidance, or discouraged.
Their place, their convenience.
Privately, could be over coffee or lunch.
The worst they can say is “No, go away.”
If you do not ask, they will never say yes.
Any “no” will be for fairness to others. Typically comes with excellent alternative.
Many people think you show a lot of promise.
Formalize it!Create your own: K award or Florida system.
Start with goal, and work backwards.
Process also known as top down structured planning.
Outline big steps first (end to beginning).
Fill in intermediate steps.
Common in business planning,computer support planning.
Think about big picture as a task.
Think about little picture within a task.
Change evaluations to meet the scale.
Choose what to do well enough,what to skip,what to do superbly.
Interact with mentor on this topic repeatedly.
Does this task meet a research goal?
Does this task meet a service goal?
Does this task meet a teaching goal?
Does this task meet a clinical goal?
Every activity should count at least twice, or someone else seems better suited, orthe task needs changed.
Align research, service, teaching, clinic.
1. Finding good mentoring.
2. Using good mentoring.
Plan top down.
Make it count twice by aligning.