How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 1:19 PM

The University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School has compiled an excellent resource for faculty advisors called How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty.

This guide is filled with helpful advice on how to improve your effectiveness as a mentor. It also includes student perspectives on important qualities in a mentor and what they find to be helpful when navigating the mentor relationship.

Browse through the guide to learn ​what a mentor does, what to expect during initial meetings, and how to make the most out of your mentoring relationship. You'll learn tips on how to address problems and challenges that might arise as well as tips for mentoring in a diverse community. The guide also includes examples of practices that other faculty have found useful, including a mentoring plan with a list of commitments for both mentees and mentors and example progress reports.

Explore more tips by reading through the full guide.