An Exemplar in Mentoring and Professional Development: Teaching Graduate Students Transferable Skills Beyond the Discipline

TitleAn Exemplar in Mentoring and Professional Development: Teaching Graduate Students Transferable Skills Beyond the Discipline
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWeisblat, G, Sell, C
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Date Published2012
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
KeywordsCLEVELAND , cooperative , funding , Graduate , Mentoring , Online , professional , research , Universities , Websites
AbstractIf university research is to remain a high priority in the national education agenda, graduate students must be prepared to move into research positions. Cleveland State University created the Graduate Grant Writing Center to enhance students' understanding of research principles and ethics, appreciation of the value of collaborations and networks, acquisition of proposal writing skills and experience, and, through practice, well-developed funding search skills. Individual consultations, workshops and mini-courses, electronic resources, website links, free online courses, plus peer and faculty mentoring are ways in which the Center provides education, resources, and experience to young scholars. The Center began operations in the 2010-11 academic year on an asset-based paradigm, and is overseen and guided by an Advisory Board comprised of university community members, faculty, and graduate students. This paper examines the development of center programs and their impact on students, scholarship, and twenty-first century skill sets. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Research Administration is the property of Society of Research Administrators and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesWeisblat, Gina 1; Email Address:; Sell, Christine 2; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: Faculty for the Nonprofit Program Cleveland State University (Urban College) and John Carroll University National Kresgee Nonprofit Fellow 2011-13 4209 SR 44, PO Box 95 Rootstown, Ohio 44272; 2: Staff, Graduate Grant Writing Center Pre-Awards Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Cleveland State University 2121 Euclid Avenue PH308 Cleveland; Issue Info: 2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p60; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL education; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Thesaurus Term: WEBSITES; Subject Term: MENTORING; Subject Term: GRADUATE students; Subject Term: COOPERATIVE research; Subject Term: ONLINE courses; Author-Supplied Keyword: funding; Author-Supplied Keyword: graduate research; Author-Supplied Keyword: graduate students ; Company/Entity: CLEVELAND State University; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519130 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals; Number of Pages: 25p; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 1 Chart; Document Type: Article