Mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral scholars is among the most important duties of any faculty member, and it is especially important for members of the graduate faculty. The Graduate School invites you to use the resources provided below and to join us in celebrating National Mentoring Month.
The Graduate School provides links to a variety of resources on advising and mentoring on this website. In addition, the National Academy of Sciences provides many important resources on the Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM. These resources are focused on mentoring graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine disciplines, but many of the principles should also apply to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You may also find the curricula offered through the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) useful. The curricula are customized for many different disciplines. Free registration allows you to download the curricula.
Mentoring Resources from the National Academy of Sciences
If you are a mentor, a mentee, or have a role in STEMM mentorship, this podcast is for you. In season 1, leaders in STEMM shared their personal mentorship stories. Season 2 features the perspectives of students and postdocs.
This 2019 consensus study report examines mentoring programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It explores the importance of mentorship, the sciences of mentoring relationships, mentorship of underrepresented students in STEMM, mentorship structures and behaviors, and institutional cultures that support mentorship.
This commissioned paper for the 2019 consensus study is a synthesis of the validation evidence on assessments of mentorship relationship processes in post-secondary science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) contexts.
This commissioned paper for the 2019 consensus study outlines the promising mentoring practices for underrepresented and marginalized students in the STEMM disciplines.
This commissioned paper for the 2019 consensus study examines different models of effective mentoring for promoting access and success.
This is proceedings a workshop -in-brief of hosted in 2017, during which educators, scientists, engineers, industry leaders, and scholars from a wide range of career stages focused on identifying successful practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM career pathways.