National Mentoring Month

As part of National Mentoring Month, The Equity and Diversity Committee at DCS recently shared the following introspective introspection questions.

1. What does it mean to be a mentor? What are some characteristics of truly great mentors? Why does mentorship matter?

2. Who were the great mentors in your life? How did they shape your path? What lessons did you learn from them?

3. How can you be a mentor to someone else? Who in your life needs a great mentor?

Are you looking for more opportunities to serve as a mentor? Check out the following links:

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

14 Paris museums, part of Paris Musées, are now offering high-resolution copies of 100,000 works of art. Thousands of artists are represented, including Picasso, Monet, and Rembrandt. These are free to use and redistribute. Perhaps there is a worthwhile image you could share with your students. Or if you simply love art, it would be worth scrolling through and taking in the imagery.

You can view the collection here:

More information can be found at the link below.

Academic Technology and DoIT

Are you interested in learning more about using technology with your academic endeavors? Consider attending an event hosted by Academic Technology, a department within the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). You can find a list of events at the link below. Upcoming trainings include Canvas Tips and Tricks, supporting mental health in our online learning environments, and an Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Go Big Read: The Poison Squad

Go Big Read has been highlighting The Poison Squad for it’s 2019-2020 common book program. It tells the true and compelling story of Dr. Harvey Wiley and his fight for food safety in the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century. If you’re looking for something to add to your reading list, you can borrow it through the UW Madison libraries.

More information about the Go Big Read program can be found at: