The Office of the Provost is excited to announce the Spring 2023 CIMER workshop series for WashU faculty mentoring graduate students. These workshops are open to faculty on the Danforth and Medical Campuses. CIMER (the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) is a leading organization for the development of best practices in mentorship at all levels of post-secondary institutions.

WashU faculty and staff who are certified facilitators through CIMER will co-lead workshops covering four modules that explore CIMER’s core competencies for effective mentoring, see below. Faculty participants will engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue, as well as collaboratively discuss and problem-solve mentoring concerns.

For more mentoring resources, visit the Office of the Provost’s Mentoring at WashU website.


  1. Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  2. Maintaining Effective Communication
  3. Aligning Expectations
  4. Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan


1, 2Wednesday, February 812-2:30 p.m.DUC 234Aurora Kamimura, Vetta Sanders Thompson | Peter Myers, Julie Singer
3, 4Wednesday, February 1512-2:30 p.m.DUC 234Erik Herzog, Jewel Stafford | Felicia Gomez, Konstantina Kiousis
*View the campus map here. Lunch will be available between modules.
1Friday, February 241-2:15 p.m.Diana José-Edwards, Denise Leonard
2Friday, March 31-2:15 p.m.Diana José-Edwards, Cindy Vigueira
3Friday, March 241-2:15 p.m.Paola Cepeda, Paul Taghert
4Friday, March 311-2:15 p.m.Amy Eyler, Konstantina Kiousis
*Zoom links will be distributed after registration closes.


To receive the maximum benefit from the workshops, we strongly encourage each participant to attend the whole series, modules 1-4. Participants will also receive a certificate upon completion of all four modules.

Registration closes at 5 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2023. For more information, contact Nick Blaylock, Administrative Project Coordinator, Office of the Provost at

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