NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: Mentoring Through the Pandemic

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

This session invites mentors and/or mentees to share their experiences in beginning, cultivating, sustaining, or–in other meaningful ways–interacting with mentoring relationships in the various pursuits of academia. The organizers are interested in the widest possible variety of mentoring relationships in both informal and formal settings: graduate student/faculty, peer or group mentorships, junior/senior faculty, as well as mentoring across disciplines, departments and even institutions. The moderators will discuss their own pandemic-era mentorship and the experiences of passing on professionalization knowledge from a mentor who has transitioned to an administrative role to a mentee who is a linguistics and language arts graduate student looking for advice on everything from how to process thesis and conference feedback to how to brand herself as an early career professional. Potential topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): successes and challenges in mentoring relationships, virtual mentoring, mentoring and mental health, building trust, designing mentoring programs.

This session is a roundtable, in which 3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience. Submissions are welcome from a broad range of disciplines.

Abstracts of around 250 words should be submitted directly on the NeMLA website by September 30, 2022: (direct link to this roundtable).

Submission requirements:

The submission deadline is September 30, 2022. All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA CFP web site at Search for ID #19991, "Mentoring Through the Pandemic.”

Contact Information:
Debra Bourdeau

Associate Dean for Student Success and Academics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University