IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

Midday Mentoring Dialogues

Participate in our award-winning* Midday-Mentoring Dialogues through Zoom this semester. Graduate and Professional students are invited to join us for presentations and discussions about topics important for graduate students.

  • October 21: Networking (PREPs)
    12-1 p.m.
    Campus Center CE305

*Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year: Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization (UPnGO), Midday Mentoring Dialogues. Collaboration with IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center.

Faculty & Staff Mentoring Dialogues 2021-2022

Training and discussion modules covered in these dialogues were developed by the National Research Mentoring Network. Topics include: Maintaining Effective Communication, Aligning Expectations, Assessing Understanding, Addressing Equity and Inclusion, Fostering Independence, & Promoting Professional Development. These dialogues are designed to help faculty and staff strengthen their mentoring of students through discussion and sharing of best practices. Faculty and staff of all ranks with a desire to improve mentoring individually and across campus are encouraged to participate.

All sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Session dates (please plan to attend all eight sessions):

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14
  • January 11
  • February 15
  • March 8
  • April 12

Register for the Faculty and Staff Mentoring Dialogues

The recipient of the 2021 IUPUI Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student Mentor award is Dr. Matthew Allen, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology in the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Allen studies the tissue-level mechanisms responsible for musculoskeletal integrity in health and disease, and how pharmaceutical intervention influences skeletal properties.

His nomination lauded his personalized mentoring, mentoring beyond his own lab, and innovative approaches to mentoring: “Dr. Matt Allen persistently advocates and supports his mentees with their professional development and well-being at the core of his holistic mentoring approach. Dr. Allen is keenly aware that mentoring students should not occur with a one-size-fits-all approach, and he draws upon his own experiences and training to develop an environment that fosters scientific creativity and independence strengthening his trainees’ ability to perform successfully in science and academia.”

2021 IUPUI Trailblazers and Innovators Scholar

Dr. Ansley Abraham, director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, has been awarded the 2021 Trailblazers and Innovators Award from the Graduate Mentoring Center and the Indiana University’s Presidents Diversity Initiative at Indiana University Purdue-University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The award is given to exceptional individuals who are performing innovative work and implementing novel practices in mentorship and helping others, especially underrepresented students, achieve high levels of success. Dr. Abraham becomes the fourth recipient of this award at IUPUI.

See more about Dr. Abraham’s work

Graduate and Professional Resources

Want to know what resources IUPUI and the surrounding community offers to graduate and professional students? This one-stop-shop document provides information on income-based fees from community resources, crisis resources, and campus resources. Plus the IUPUI Graduate Office offers programs, workshops, and other activities for graduate and professional students.

Download the resource document

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It was designed primarily for academic and scientific writers who are non-native speakers of English. However, native speaker writers may still find much of the material helpful.

Download the Academic Phrasebank

There’s a lot to consider when you’re hunting for the perfect place to call home. We encourage you to think carefully before making your selection.

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Learn specific techniques for managing your stress more effectively. The techniques in this workbook can help you lower your stress and improve your readiness to respond in stressful situations.

Download the Manage Stress Workbook

You don't need a lot of equipment or time to keep your strength up after sitting studying for a long time! Healthy IU has compiled a simple list of eight moves you can do anywhere.

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Mentoring Resources

Check here to see links to helpful resources and articles about becoming the best mentor and mentee.

Building an effective relationship of mutual understanding and trust with the mentee is a critical component of effective mentoring. Mentors can establish rapport with their mentees by using effective interpersonal communication skills, actively building trust, and maintaining confidentiality. This document contains information and advice to help mentors build rapport and create positive relationships with mentees so both parties can achieve the greatest benefit from the mentoring experience.

Building a Relationship with a Mentee

Mentoring sometimes does not get the recognition it deserves. The Nature award for creative mentoring in science was created to acknowledge and celebrate mentoring. A good mentor early in your career can make all the difference, no matter your area of study or career path. The following article includes references for how important mentoring is, highlights satisfaction for being a good mentor, and expresses how second-generation mentors are learning from their own mentors. This is a great resource for both mentors and mentees.

Nature's Guide for Mentors
2019 CAM Training

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