Mentors are senior faculty who work with junior faculty to facilitate professional and personal growth by sharing information and insights, providing encouragement, and opening doors.
Below are some resources available for download.
Explore the practical details of developing and benefiting from a mentor-mentee relationship.
Mentors meet with the new faculty individually, several times a year, and serve as advisors for how/when to identify grant opportunities, provide feedback on research plans, read drafts of papers or grants, and more.
Mentors provide guidance in research and scholarship development, but mentees are ultimately responsible for their performance.
CWRU promotes and recognizes good mentoring practices. CWRU's Graduate
Student Senate (GSS) offers a resource page about mentoring
relationships. They have also created a Mentoring Guidebook for
Faculty and a Mentee Guidebook for Students.
There is also a checklist for self-evaluation of the kinds of skills
that mentors need to have.
Building a network of mentoring relationships is beneficial for
faculty and graduate students alike, and this workbook describes how
to create those relationships.
Mentor Fellows Program
Mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty are meant to foster the creation of new knowledge at a research university. To advance the goal of promoting and recognizing good mentoring practices, faculty are invited to apply to participate in the seventh Mentor Fellows program. This series of seminars is designed to engage faculty to reflect and improve on their own mentoring practices and engage in thoughtful discussions with other faculty from across the university on how to improve the quality of mentoring.
The program has had nearly 70 faculty participate so far. The structure of the program is a semester-long, seminar-type course in which faculty read and discuss the research literature on mentoring, and learn how to apply those lessons in their own mentoring relationships. Readings and assignments take about 4 to 6 hours per week.
Meetings will occur each week on Wednesdays from 12:45-2:00p.m. in the Cleveland Room of Thwing Center, beginning on August 30 and ending on December 6. Lunch will be provided at each session. There will be no session on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23.
Enrollment in the program implies a commitment by the faculty member to attend and participate in all 14 weekly sessions, submit weekly journals, participate in program evaluations, and complete other assignments as may be required.
Since attendance and participation is so crucial to the success of the program, please check your calendars to make sure that you can attend ALL the sessions. While we understand that unanticipated professional and personal commitments may cause you to miss a session (or even perhaps two in very extreme situations), missing more than two will result in automatic withdrawal from the program.
Those who complete the program receive a $2,500 grant for academic purposes to be used during the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Applications should consist of:
-One-page bio-sketch containing contact information as well as education and employment history.
-One-page cover letter including
-number of masters/doctoral students mentored by you as principal dissertation supervisor,
-other people mentored and in what capacity,
-experience with mentoring,
-what mentoring issues are of concern to you, and
-reasons for wanting to participate in the program.
These documents should submitted in electronic (pdf format) to email@example.com.
(* indicates that the faculty member has since retired or left the university.)
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|Biology||Mike Benard||Fall 2013|
|Biology||Chris Cullis||Spring 2011|
|Biology||Claudia Mizutani||Spring 2011|
|Chemistry||Clemens Burda||Fall 2014|
|Chemistry||Ana Cristina Samia||Fall 2014|
|Chemistry||Genevieve Sauve||Fall 2010|
|Chemistry||Dan Scherson||Fall 2013|
|Chemistry||Blanton Tolbert||Fall 2012|
|English||Michael Clune||Fall 2012|
|English||Kim Emmons||Fall 2014|
|English||Kenny Fountain||Fall 2011|
|English||Kurt Koenigsberger||Fall 2013|
|English||John Orlock||Fall 2012|
|English||Gary Stonum||Fall 2011|
|English||Martha Woodmansee||Fall 2012|
|History||Renee Sentilles||Fall 2010|
|Geological Sciences||Steve Hauck||Fall 2013|
|Mathematics||David Gurarie||Fall 2011|
|Music||Georgia Cowart||Fall 2012|
|Music||Matthew Garrett||Fall 2014|
|Music||Daniel Goldmark||Fall 2010|
|Music||Lisa Koops||Fall 2010|
|Music||David Rothenberg||Fall 2011|
|Physics||Corbin Covault||Fall 2013|
|Physics||Harsh Mathur||Fall 2011|
|Physics||Jie Shan||Fall 2011|
|Psychological Sciences||T. J. McCallum||Spring 2011|
|Psychological Sciences||Jim Overholser||Spring 2011|
|Sociology||Brian Gran||Fall 2011|
|Sociology||Sue Hinze||Fall 2010|
|Periodontics||Leena Palomo||Fall 2012|
|Biomedical Engineering||Bolu Ajiboye||Fall 2012|
|Biomedical Engineering||Jeffrey Capadona||Fall 2011|
|Biomedical Engineering||Miklos Gratzl||Fall 2013|
|Biomedical Engineering||Melissa Knothe-Tate*||Fall 2011|
|Biomedical Engineering||Erin Lavik||Spring 2011|
|Biomedical Engineering||Andrew Rollins||Fall 2011|
|Biomedical Engineering||Nicole Seiberlich||Fall 2014|
|Biomedical Engineering||Horst von Recum||Fall 2012|
|Chemical Engineering||Dan Lacks||Fall 2010|
|Electrical Engineering and Computer Science||Mehmet Koyoturk||Fall 2014|
|Electrical Engineering and Computer Science||Jing Li||Fall 2010|
|Law||Jacqueline Lipton*||Fall 2010|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics||Abdus Sattar||Fall 2012|
|Epidemiology and Biostatistics||Daniel Tisch||Spring 2011|
|Family Medicine||Cheryl Thompson||Fall 2012|
|Genetics||Hua Lou||Spring 2011|
|Genetics||Helen Salz||Fall 2010|
|Genetics||Anne Mathews||Fall 2011|
|Genetics||Pate Zimmerman||Fall 2013|
|Microbiology||Cathy Carin||Fall 2013|
|Nutrition||Lynn Kam||Fall 2014|
|Pharmacology||Amy Wilson-Delfosse||Fall 2011|
|Proteomics||Rob Ewing||Fall 2010|
|Radiology||Zhenghong Lee||Fall 2014|
|RNA Center||Kristian Baker||Fall 2011|
|RNA Center||James Bruzik*||Fall 2011|
|MSASS||Meeyoung Min||Fall 2014|
|MSASS||Sonia Minnes||Fall 2013|
|MSASS||Anna Santiago||Spring 2011|
|MSASS||Elizabeth Tracy||Fall 2012|
|Nursing||Lisa Damato||Fall 2010|
|Nursing||Christine Hudak||Fall 2011|
|Nursing||Irena Kenneley||Fall 2014|
|Nursing||Mary Quinn Griffin||Spring 2011|
|Accountancy||Tim Fogarty||Fall 2010|