Resource Recognition, Utilization, and Integration in Collaboration with the Asian Caucus
This was our first virtual Mentoring Monday in collaboration with the Asian Caucus. The topic was Resource Recognition, Utilization, and Integration. Our panelist included: Dr. Harry Zhang, Dr. Wie Yusuf, Dr. Hua Liu and Dr. Weiyong Zhang. This event was hosted completely online via zoom and 29 faculty and staff joined us. Dr. Liu talked about ODU's in house grants and resources that she secured as a junior faculty through the Faculty Resource program. Then, Dr. Weiyong Zhang stated that in coming from a large department, he has encouraged many to use the CLT resources on campus, "not that you are bad... there are new tricks that you can learn...and incorporate into your teaching." When it comes to resources Dr. Wei Yusuf talked in terms of social resources or informal resources. She dubbed herself the research connector and relationship builder and encouraged the audience to network, to ask for help, to be open to people saying no, to consider pooling resources for a greater impact and to be generous. Dr. Harry Zhang rounded out the group of panelists. He stressed having an open mind and personality, to be able to learn from students and colleagues, to be patient, to work towards long-lasting relationships, to be generous and gentle, and to give the resources to the people in need.