‘A Better Chance of Providing Access’: Future Professors Institute Fosters Inclusivity
July 22, 2019
Making graduate school a more welcoming environment for all was the topic of both Drs. Sweeney Windchief’s and Rory Cooper’s keynote talks during the Future Professors Institute on June 20. Addressing culturally-aware mentoring and accessible research environments, the speakers encouraged the graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in attendance to broaden their viewpoints to best support their future students.
Dr. Sweeney Windchief of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe, associate professor of adult and higher education at Montana State University, discussed best practices for tailoring mentoring to benefit individual students rather than generalizing practices for a group.