COMPASS Faculty Workshop on Career Mentoring for Students

When: April 25-27, 2019

Where: American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

The Application process is NOW CLOSED. Deadline February 15, 2019

Participant teams will be composed of two chemistry and/or physics faculty members at the same institution. The $1000 registration fee (per team), discounted from $2800 due to generous sponsorship, covers:

  • Two nights of lodging at a nearby hotel
  • All meals at the workshop
  • Access to experienced facilitators
  • Workshop materials


Recognizing the national need for high-quality, well-informed career mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students in the physical sciences, the COMPASS faculty workshop aims to introduce faculty to career planning and mentoring resources, to provide training for faculty on using those resources, and to position faculty to use these resources on their respective campuses. The workshop will cover topics including career planning, mentor training and effective communication, culturally aware mentoring, crafting an action plan, promoting professional development, and changing departmental culture. Prior to the workshop, participants will research the resources available locally to their students for professional development. During the workshop, participants will craft a plan to implement a programmatic change at their respective institutions. After the workshop, participants will implement and assess their programs.