EAD Toolkit 6 - Mentoring
This document contains the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education's Equity and Diversity Committee's Toolkit for Mentoring Resources.
Campus and Other University Resources on Mentoring:
- Academic Staff Mentoring Program This program is designed for academic staff members who wish to be mentored in either a specific topic or in career development in general.
- Graduate School- Graduate Student Professional Development This site provides funding opportunities and other resources for graduate students.
- Graduate School – Postdoctoral Scholars Provides funding opportunities, community links and other resources for graduate students.
- UW-Madison Provost's – Mentoring Relationships This site contains contact people and resources related to faculty mentoring.
- Women Faculty Mentoring Program This site offers information and resources that build upon the work of departmental mentoring relationships.
- WILMA (Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance) This program provides women in linguistics (students and faculty) with mentors to help them with general survival skills and advice.
Articles on How to be a Mentor/How to receive good Mentoring:
- Mentoring: Report of the Mentoring Workgroup (pdf) This substantial report was created in 2002 by the New York State Department of Civil Service and the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations. It describes successful programs in use in New York State, provides straightforward tips for good mentoring, and gives a helpful bibliography of additional resources. A good one-stop resource.
- Mentoring: Teaching What It Means to Be a Leader Scientist Terry Little describes the ways he has provided informal mentoring to his co-workers and identifies its usefulness.
- How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students at a Diverse University At this site, you can choose to download a pdf aimed at a graduate student audience, this guide from the University of Michigan helps individuals be proactive in getting the mentoring they need and want.
- Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 1997. While the focus is on mentoring within the student-adviser relationship, this book provides concrete examples of mentoring within the sciences and engineering (this site shows pages in the book).
- Characteristics and Challenges in Academic Mentoring (pdf) Graduate Quarterly, 2000, vol 10(1), pp 6-11. This short article from UCLA’s graduate publication provides a quick overview of student-adviser mentoring.
- E-mentoring for women in engineering and the sciences- About 3000 students participate nationally, mostly women undergraduate engineering majors. They want more grads to participate and they are recruiting mentors w/advanced degrees in industry and at colleges and universities.