The work of the graduate faculty in preparing the next generation of scholars and professionals doesn’t stop with classroom teaching.
Advising, tutoring, supporting and supervising are all part of the faculty role as stewards of the profession and mentors to graduate students. Mentoring future professionals and professors, therefore, requires a commitment that goes well beyond the capacity of a single individual advisor. Best practices in graduate education indicate that graduate and professional students’ multiple professional and personal development needs are most effectively met by a network of people.
These resources, developed by the Work Group on Advising & Mentoring, are provided to help you maximize your relationships with your advisees, deal constructively with conflicts that may arise, and address ways to communicate more effectively to minimize misunderstandings.