Dr. Elyse Pineau retired from the Dept. of Communication Studies at SIUC a few years ago. She is an award-winning teacher who continues to teach courses for time to time in the Honor's Program and the department. She is taking another trip to Oxford this summer for a 4-week intensive residency that features weekly, one-on-one tutorials with an Oxford Professor in the student’s chosen research/ professional focus.
Most suitable for this program are research-minded students who are studying performance, culture, persuasion, or interpersonal communication.
If you are interested, book an appointment with me: https://craige.link/SIU-Calendar. See info below.
Presentation for SIUC's LDP Team Weekend
From ‘Blah’ to ‘ka-blam’: Superpower tips for a super powerful pitch
There is a really good article posted in Gallup's blog on the importance of undergraduate mentoring. You can read the full article by clicking on the image below.
As noted in the article:
"The 2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey, Mentoring College Students to Success, provides a treasure trove of useful data for institutions that are serious about helping students make the most of their undergraduate years."
An insufficient percentage of students are receiving high-quality mentoring. While 25% of Strada-Gallup respondents "strongly agree" and 18% "agree" that they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams, that glass is not even half full.
Some students need clear guidance on how to find mentors, especially already underserved students (e.g., minorities or student with disabilities).
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