b'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 communicationPoorly established goals/lack of understanding of goalsNot knowing whom the research belongs toApplying for grantsNetworking/conferences Helping Students Balance Stress83'