Mentoring Resources

Mentoring is a great opportunity for faculty to develop strong, positive relationships with students to generate enthusiasm about research and foster academic growth. Faculty mentors are key to student success, opening paths of communication that encourage students to do their best and uphold principles of scientific honesty, accuracy and reliability.

In a general sense, a mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person develop into a successful professional. A good mentor seeks to help a student optimize an educational experience, assists in socialization into a disciplinary culture, and prepares the student to find suitable employment or placement. This often extends well beyond formal academia and continues into and throughout a student’s career. You can learn more about the mentor-mentee relationship and responsibilities here

Below are additional resources to help you improve your effectiveness as a faculty mentor.