CIS 720 Seminar – A Talk on Individualized Development Plans (IDPs): Improving Graduate Student Success

Please join us on Monday Sep 9, 4:30-5:30 (Hamilton Library 3F) for a talk on Individualized Development Plans (IDPs): Improving Graduate Student Success.

CIS Chair Jenifer Winter will invite  several guests to attend the next CIS seminar. As a co-chair of the Graduate Mentoring Task Force, Jenifer Winter has been working with Graduate Division and others on camps to develop mentoring tools for the Manoa campus. Some of our guests in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have successfully implemented a concept called individualized development plans (IDPs), personal action plans that foster graduate students’ self-assessment, effective planning, and guidance and feedback from formal or informal faculty mentors. Our panelists will introduce the idea of IDPs and talk about some success stories at UH/elsewhere. We’ll also engage a discussion with faculty and students as CIS prepares to pilot our own IDP program! CIS student StashaGardacevic will also join us to talk about her dissertation topic, which is a great complement to the IDPs.

It would be great to have many of you present in person!

Our guests:

Daniela Bottjer-Wilson (Center for Teaching Excellence)
Barbara Bruno (Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics & Planetology)
Julienne Maeda (Graduate Division)
Krystyna Aune (Graduate Division)
Jenifer Winter (CIS)
Stasha Gardacevic (CIS)