Mentor Graduate Students
Mentors are guides. They lead us along the journey of our lives. We trust them because they have been there before. They embody our hopes, cast light on the way ahead, interpret arcane signs, warn us of lurking dangers, and point out unexpected delights along the way.
The quality of the graduate student experience is important to the IUPUI Graduate Office and mentors play a crucial role in the personal and academic success of our students.
While good advising assists graduate students in learning about the academic discipline and skills needed to research or practice in a targeted area or profession, a mentor is a trusted guide who helps a graduate student through the mental, personal, and cultural transitions of the discipline and higher education.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
If you are wondering how you will keep up with everything, how to organize your schedule, and how to make time for yourself, we encourage you to take advantage of IU’s membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. To do so, register with the center under the Institutional Sub-Account Membership. Once you do so, you will have access to presentations, video recordings, and programs to use throughout the year. Once you have registered, check out the following presentation first: Every Semester Needs a Plan.
National Mentoring Symposium
The IUPUI National Mentoring Symposium is a one-day national conference for students who work as peer mentors in various capacities. This event allows for peer mentoring programs from around the nation to come together to engage in personal and professional development.
Advancing Women Mentoring Program
The Advancing Women Mentoring Program is designed to empower individuals to work toward academic, personal, and professional success by engaging participants in authentic mentoring partnerships. Students have the opportunity to be mentored throughout the academic year by IUPUI faculty and staff. This program is open to all students, faculty, and staff with an interest in this subject.
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.
IU School of Medicine Mentoring Website
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine has developed a comprehensive resource for mentoring on their website. You will find resources on models and benefits of monitoring, a toolkit, and forms to use.
- Faculty Mentoring Programs: Reenvisioning Rather Than Reinventing the Wheel
- Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty
- Mentorship Behaviors and Mentorship Quality Associated with Formal Mentoring Programs: Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice
- The Mentor’s Guide, Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships
Guidelines for Graduate Student Mentoring and Advising. These are recommendations from Purdue University that schools at IUPUI may find useful for mentors and new faculty.