This year’s special issue is all about mentoring. Mary Kwasny and Colleen Stiles-Shields discuss mentoring using the motivational interviewing technique; Terry Speed looks at what mentoring is and isn’t; and Mark Ward shares his tips for peer-to-peer mentoring. Also included in this list is a piece by David Hunter and Murali Haran, who look at the positive outcomes of academic mentoring. We also feature several influential statisticians such as Mary Gray, Doug Zahn, Terry Speed, and Brian Harris-Kojetin. And we made sure to post many of the ASA’s mentoring programs in this issue. Enjoy!
The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics has offered one of two concomitant programs every year at the Joint Statistical Meetings. These programs are often spoken of interchangeably, as the core objectives of fostering enduring mentoring relationships and preparing statisticians of diverse backgrounds for career success are a common thread.
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“If we can get you to be more aggressive in the game until you’ve overextended yourself, for example, we can take those lessons into the educational materials we’re working on next. We can use statistics to prompt kids to behave in a way that makes it easier to learn faster or recall information better.
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