Portraits of mentoring excellence

Committed to Caring honors professors Modiano, Kelly, and Li, and calls for nominations.

Left to right: Eytan Modiano, Erin Kelly, and Ju Li.

Left to right: Eytan Modiano, Erin Kelly, and Ju Li.

Photo: Joseph Lee

What makes a great faculty mentor? Appreciative graduate students from across the Institute have thoughts – lots of them.

In letters of nomination to the Committed to Caring (C2C) program over the past five years, students have lauded faculty who validate them, who encourage work-life balance, and who foster an inclusive work environment, among other caring actions. Professors Eytan Modiano, Erin Kelly, and Ju Li especially excel at advocating for students, sharing behind-the-scenes information, and demonstrating empathy.

The pool of C2C honorees is still expanding, along with a growing catalog of supportive actions known as Mentoring Guideposts. A new selection round has just begun, and the C2C program invites all graduate students to nominate professors for their outstanding mentorship by July 26.

Eytan Modiano: listening and advocating

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