Resources for Mentors

Handbooks, Guides, and Reports:

Mercedes Carnethon, Kwang-Young Kim, and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Mentoring and Faculty Development Handbook for the Department of Preventive Medicine, 20112012, (Northwestern University)
http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/documents/faculty-staff/PrevMed%20MFD%20Handbook%20ver%20032012.pdf

Donna J. Dean, Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM (Springer, 2009). [available commercially]

“Elements of Good Advising” (University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Provost)
http://www.pitt.edu/%7egraduate/advising.html

“How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty” (University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School)
http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/publications/Fmentoring.pdf

 “Advising and Mentoring Students” (Ohio State University, Graduate School)
http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/DEPO/PDF/MentoringAdvisingGradStudents.pdf

“Research Mentor Training” (University of Wisconsin, Center for Education Research)
http://researchmentortraining.wceruw.org/index.aspx

“Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training (16 February 2011)
http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/trainingstrategicplan/

McKinsey Quarterly, “How the Best Labs Manage Talent” (May 2011)
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/How_the_best_labs_manage_talent_2811

LET’S TALK! Expanding Dialogue in the Postdoctoral Community Towards Broadening Participation in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences
http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/~national/images/stories/Documents/Other/sbe-postdocs.pdf

Wendy Reed Williams, Mentoring International Postdocs: Working Together to Advance Science and Careers (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Joseph Stokes Jr. Institute)
Videos: http://ori.hhs.gov/mentoring-international-post-docsGuide: http://ori.hhs.gov/sites/all/themes/oriweb/rcr/CHOP_VideoGuide.pdf

Digests of Best Practices

Indira M. Raman, "How to be a Graduate Advisee," Neuron 8 January 2014.

Leonard Cassuto, “The Adviser and the Committee,” Chronicle of Higher Education 20 July 2012.
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Adviserthe-Committee/132841/

National Postdoctoral Association, Mentoring Plans for Postdoctoral Scholars
http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/publications/mentoring-plans

National Postdoctoral Association, Working with International Postdocs
http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/publications/mentoring-plans/254-resources-on-mentoring-international-postdocs

Laura Haynes, Sherrill L. Adams, and Jeremy M. Boss, “Mentoring and Networking: How to Make it Work,” Nature Immunology 9.1 (January 2008): 3-5.
http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v9/n1/full/ni0108-3.html

Stephanie J. Bird, “Mentors, Advisors and Supervisors: Their Role in Teaching Responsible Research Conduct,” Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (2001): 455-68.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/u22871433v65u018/

Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis, and Philip Campbell, “Nature’s Guide for Mentors,” Nature 447 (17 June 2007): 791-7.
http://www.nature.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html

Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner, “The Care and Maintenance of your Adviser” Nature 469 (January 2011): 570.
http://www.nature.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/naturejobs/2011/110127/full/nj7331-570a.html

Research on Mentoring:

M. Fleming , S. House, Hanson V. Shewakramani, L. Yu, J. Garbutt, R. McGee, K. Kroenke, Z. Abedin, and D.M. Rubio. The mentoring competency assessment: Validation of new instrument to evaluate skills of research mentors. Academic Medicine 2013; 88(7):1002-1008.

H.G., Burk & L.T. Eby, “What Keeps People in Mentoring Relationships when bad Things happen?: a field study from the Protégé’s Persepctive,” Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77 (2010): 437-46.
http://www.sciencedirect.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/science?_ob=ArticleListURL&_method=list&_ArticleListID=-11196948&_sort=r&_st=13&view=c&_acct=C000049540&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=965532&md5=040c9d33e7918c7ec7fd2e842d079aac&searchtype=a

D. Clutterbuck, “Establishing and Maintaining Mentoring Relationships: an Overview of Mentor and Mentee Competencies,” South African Journal of Human Resource Management 3.3 (2005): 2-9.
http://ac.els-cdn.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/S0001879110001120/1-s2.0-S0001879110001120-main.pdf?_tid=5e3c7d4a-2111-11e2-9222-00000aacb361&acdnat=1351437105_bebb32ae65431f10a4e4d58344553ce3 

B.A. Bell-Ellison, and R.F. Dedrick, “What do Doctoral Students Value in their Ideal Mentor?” Research in Higher Education 49 (2008): 555-567.
http://www.springerlink.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/content/aqw00508p3452026/fulltext.pdf

Kecia M. Thomas, Leigh A. Willis, and Jimmy Davis, “Mentoring Minority Graduate Students: Issues and Strategies for Institutions, Faculty, and Students,” Equal Opportunities International 26.3 (2007): 178-92.
http://search.proquest.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/docview/199674986/fulltextPDF/135165AB2C36851DB8C/1?accountid=12861
 

Lowell A. Goldsmith, “Mentoring: More Knowledge than Skills,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2011): 1587-88.
http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v131/n8/full/jid2011158a.html

Paul R. Bergstresser, “Academic Mentoring,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2011): 273-4.
http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v131/n2/full/jid2010396a.html

“Mentor-Protégé Relationships: Age Gap Really Does Matter,” Science Daily 3 June 2010.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100602131344.htm

This digests the findings of a study conducted at Northwestern University:
R. Dean Malmgren, Julio M. Ottino, and Luis A Nunes Amaral, “The Role of Mentorship in Protégé Performance,” Nature 465 (3 June 2010): 622-6.
http://www.nature.com.turing.library.northwestern.edu/nature/journal/v465/n7298/full/nature09040.html

Linda Pololi and Sharon Knight, “Mentoring Faculty in Academic Medicine: A New Paradigm?,” Journal of General Internal Medicine 20.9 (September 2005): 866–870.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1490198/

Lewis Z. Schlosser, Sarah Knox, and Alissa R. Moskovitz, ” A Qualitative Examination of Graduate Advising Relationships: The Advisee Perspective,” Journal of Counseling Psychology 50.2 (2005): 178–88.
http://epublications.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=edu_fac&sei-redir=1#search=%22Qualitative%20Examination%20Graduate%20Advising%20Relationships%3A%20Advisee%20Perspective%22

Allan Schnaiberg, “Mentoring Graduate Students: Going beyond the Formal Role Structure,” American Sociologist (2005): 28-42.
http://www.soc.iastate.edu/sapp/soc591schnaiberg.pdf
The late Professor Schnaiberg was a faculty member at Northwestern.

Testimonials

Adam Bryant, “I Was Impossible, but Then I Saw How to Lead,” New York Times 3 December 2011. [Interview with Ruth J. Simmons, President of Brown University]
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/business/ruth-simmons-of-brown-university-on-amiable-leadership.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&emc=eta1#

Patrick Limbach, “Can a White Male Really be an Effective Mentor [of racial minorities]?” Science Magazine posted 15 February 2002
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2002_02_15/noDOI.14045371530930434946

Janet D. Stemwedel, “Everyday Mentors: a Tribute to Dr. James E. Lu Valle,” Scientific American, 29 February 2012.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2012/02/29/everyday-mentors-a-tribute-to-dr-james-e-lu-valle/

Leonard Cassuto, “Let’s Do Lunch: Treating Graduate Students as People, Not Just Scholars in Training, will Make them Better Professionals,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 March 2013: A30.
http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Do-Lunch/138083/

Audiovideo Materials

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, “Mentoring International Post-docs”  http://ori.hhs.gov/mentoring-international-post-docs Episodes are geared to help advisors:

  • Identify and address specific issues related to training international postdocs
  • Create awareness and sensitivity to cultural issues that may affect the success and performance of international postdocs
  • Improve mentor skills and competencies in problem areas
  • Outline clearly defined mentor and postdoc roles and responsibilities
  • Provide case studies/real-life scenarios that illustrate positive mentoring practices, different mentoring styles and approaches to resolving conflict

University of California – Davis, “Lab Management Video Vignettes” http://learning.ucdavis.edu/LabAct/