IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

Midday Mentoring Dialogues

Sessions for graduate and professional students to have conversations about mentoring topics (lunch provided) 12PM - 1PM


Thursday, February 18 at noon

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Upcoming Midday Mentoring Dialogues

Spring 2020 Midday Mentoring Dialogues schedule for topics of conversation. Click to view larger image.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Faculty & Staff Mentoring Training 2019-2020

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.

Staff Mentoring Training

Session dates (please plan to attend both sessions):
Monday, February 27, 8:30-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, 8:30-1:00 p.m.

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Faculty & Staff Mentoring Training

Session dates (please plan to attend both sessions):
Wednesday, May 27, 11:30-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 11:30-4:00 p.m.

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2019 IUPUI Outstanding Graduate & Professional Student Mentor Award

Dr. Melissa Cyders is an associate professor who studies how impulsivity and its neurocognitive underpinnings influence a wide range of risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol use, substance abuse, and sexual risk-taking. One of the students who recommended Dr. Cyders stated that her mentorship is, “let me listen to your needs and let's find a way to make it happen.” Another student said that, “her role has been critical in helping me put my skills to test and learn what I am capable of achieving professionally.”


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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