Guarini has supported 13 Dartmouth faculty members to be trained as Entering Mentoring facilitators by the Center for the Improvement for Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). A number of CIMER-based mentor training sessions have been held for graduate students and postdocs, and more training opportunities for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are forthcoming. CIMER will be coming to Dartmouth in the spring of 2023 to train up to 64 faculty in their Entering Mentoring research mentor training program.
The Guarini School supports a number of fellowships for graduate students who are committed to supporting our community. These include the International Graduate Mentoring Fellow, the Guarini Housing Fellow, the Guarini Scholars Fellow, and the Graduate Activities Fellow.
From 2019-2022, the Guarini School supported up to three Graduate Student Diversity Fellows who helped with planning and implementation of diversity initiatives. In 2022, a full-time Diversity Fellow position was created. This role works in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Diversity to fulfill Guarini's commitment to building a supportive and inclusive community.
The Guarini School holds monthly meetings with faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students to work on diversity initiatives proposed by the Guarini community. The Diversity Committee serves as a hub for work on equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Assistant Dean for Diversity and the Guarini Diversity Fellow meet regularly with the BIPOC Diversity group to discuss topics of concern, provide support, and offer networking opportunities for the community.
The Provost's Fellowship (PROF) program is part of Dartmouth's ongoing efforts to diversify the professoriate. The Guarini School partners with the division of Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office to prepare early career scholars for long-term success in higher education through the PROF program.
E.E. Just Liftoff Fellowship is designed to recruit top graduate students from underrepresented minority groups.
In partnership with the EEES program, Guarini hosted the first Scholar's Program. This initiative brings undergraduate students to campus for a four-day visit during which they have an opportunity to experience life as a graduate student, meeting with faculty, attending research events, and participating in professional development opportunities.
Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) provides summer research experience to undergraduates. Focusing on academic research, networking, and mentoring, ASURE prepares students for future graduate research training. ASURE is open to all non-Dartmouth students.
Fully-funded recruiting opportunities for graduate students to return to their undergraduate institutions to talk about graduate life, and meet prospective students, was initiated in 2021.
The Guarini School launched the Diversity Award in 2021 in recognition of outstanding leadership and determined efforts by graduate students in addressing and raising awareness about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion across campus and in our community.
In 2022, the Dartmouth Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter was established.