Mentoring graduate students is perhaps the most important aspect of GDPE. Faculty are responsible for mentoring graduate students in the interdisciplinary fields comprising ecology, and in their professional and personal development as scholars. This mentoring requires knowledge of ecological subjects, of professional roles of scholars, and the desire and ability to nurture graduate students.
In addition to mentoring graduate students, we expect faculty to actively contribute to GDPE through service on committees and teaching (such as participation in ECOL courses and seminars, and departmental courses with substantial ecological content). The teaching requirement helps ensure that the teaching load generated by GDPE students is met, and keeps faculty involved with the requirements and culture of CSU and GDPE