IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

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.

*Please plan to attend all eight sessions.*

12-1 p.m. University Library - Ashby Browsing Room: Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 23, Feb 13, March 12, and April 9.


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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