On Mentoring

The relationship between a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar and their faculty advisor is unique in the school for its long-term, comprehensive, and personal character. In addition to control of funding and other resources, faculty advisors are gatekeepers to training in personnel and financial management, grant writing/reviewing, publishing, presentations, collaboration opportunities, and many other areas. Despite the importance of this mentoring role, traditionally, faculty have received little to no training in providing mentoring. We will establish multiple forms of mentoring training, including didactic modules, content-based mentoring support groups, and local master mentors to support our faculty in rising to the challenge of effective, culturally appropriate mentoring.