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Perhaps the biggest transition from undergraduate to graduate education is that while the undergraduate student soaks up existing knowledge in preparation for a career, the graduate student trains and contributes new knowledge to his/her field of study in preparation for making such contributions on his/her own. Easing this transition is where the faculty mentor's job begins..."

— Kevin M. Speer, GSS President 2007-2008

The Graduate Student Senate Mentoring Committee, along with the help of numerous faculty reviewers and the support of several university leaders produced the Mentoring Handbook for Faculty in 2007-2008 followed by a companion Mentee Handbook for Students in 2008-2009. Written by graduate student members of the Mentoring Committee, these handbooks contain invaluable information about the importance of the mentor-mentee relationship with special focus on diverse groups of graduate students and how to be sensitive of special needs of mentees who have very different backgrounds compared to the mentor. The guides cover the very basics and include topics like defining the mentoring relationship, outlining potential benefits for the mentor and mentee alike, and setting expectations within the mentoring relationship.

Mentoring Guidebook for Faculty | Download a PDF (1.2 MB)
Authored by: 2007-2008 GSS Mentoring Committee
2007-2008 Committee Chair, Craig Rudick

Mentee Guidebook for Students | Download a PDF (0.9 MB)
Authored by: 2008-2009 GSS Mentoring Committee
2008-2009 Committee Chair, James P. Harris

Mentoring Survey Report | Download a PDF (7.7 MB)
Authored by: 2008-2009 GSS Mentoring Committee
2008-2009 Committee Chair, James P. Harris

Being a Mentor-Mentee, A Presentation | Download a PDF (77 kB)
Authored by: Mano Singham, Director of UCITE

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