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Helping Students Balance Stress
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Learn students’ backgrounds, values, and motivations.
Recognize your own biases.
Read information, attend programs, and participate in
discussions that focus on issues faced by people from
backgrounds different from your own.
Confront discrimination among colleagues and students.
Refine syllabi, assignments and reading material with an
eye toward inclusion.
SUPPORTING POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS
By definition, a postdoctoral scholar has received a doctoral
degree and is pursuing additional research, training, or
teaching to pursue a career in academia, research or another
field. Postdocs work closely with a faculty mentor and play a
crucial role in the university; they supplement the research
expertise of faculty by sharing new techniques, collaborating
with other institutions and helping to manage the daily
operations of a laboratory or research site. They also may
contribute by teaching and advising in support of
undergraduate and graduate students, making them an
integral part of the university.
Postdocs may have these concerns:
Lack of communication
Poorly established goals/lack of understanding of goals
Not knowing whom the research belongs to
Applying for grants
Networking/conferences