Mentoring with Diverse Humanities Careers in Mind: ImaginePhD Workshop for UI Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

March 7, 2019 | Gerber Lounge, 3rd floor EPB | 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | …with pizza!

Across the country, humanities departments are designing more student-centered graduate programs. Many of those programs are re-envisioning the nature of mentoring as a more collaborative process.

The Graduate College, CLAS, and the Obermann Humanities for the Public Good initiative are planning a series of workshops for faculty, graduate students, and staff seeking to enrich their capacities as mentors, peer mentors, and “mentored,” as part of graduate humanities education in the next year. Join us to explore ImaginePHD, a tool that helps both mentors and mentored keep students’ diverse interests at the center of graduate education.



2. INVITE A PARTNER—We encourage each faculty member to invite a graduate student and each graduate student to invite a faculty member. Staff members are also welcome and also encouraged to invite a colleague or graduate student.

3. PREPARE—BEFORE the workshop:

  • Create a free account on the ImaginePHD site.
  • Work through the first Skills Assessment. Please do NOT begin the Values Assessment. We’ll do that together.
  • Bring a laptop. If you like, you can check one out from the Main Library or request one when you come to the workshop.


Jen Teitle, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development in the Graduate College. Assisted by Brady Krien (English PHD/ MLS candidate and Graduate Assistant, Graduate College) and Aiden Bettine (History PHD/MLS candidate and HPG Obermann Graduate Fellow)

Co-hosted by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Obermann Humanities for the Public Good Initiative with generous funding from The  Andrew W. Mellon-funded Initiative.