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, 2011‐2012, (Northwestern University)
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)
“How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty” (University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School)
“Advising and Mentoring Students” (Ohio State University, Graduate School)
“Research Mentor Training” (University of Wisconsin, Center for Education Research)
“Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training (16 February 2011)
McKinsey Quarterly, “How the Best Labs Manage Talent” (May 2011)
LET’S TALK! Expanding Dialogue in the Postdoctoral Community Towards Broadening Participation in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences
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.
National Postdoctoral Association, Mentoring Plans for Postdoctoral Scholars
National Postdoctoral Association, Working with 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.
Stephanie J. Bird, “Mentors, Advisors and Supervisors: Their Role in Teaching Responsible Research Conduct,” Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (2001): 455-68.
Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis, and Philip Campbell, “Nature’s Guide for Mentors,” Nature 447 (17 June 2007): 791-7.
Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner, “The Care and Maintenance of your Adviser” Nature 469 (January 2011): 570.
Diana B. Carlin and David D. Perlmutter, “Advising the New Adviser,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 September 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lowell A. Goldsmith, “Mentoring: More Knowledge than Skills,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2011): 1587-88.
Paul R. Bergstresser, “Academic Mentoring,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2011): 273-4.
“Mentor-Protégé Relationships: Age Gap Really Does Matter,” Science Daily 3 June 2010.
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.
Linda Pololi and Sharon Knight, “Mentoring Faculty in Academic Medicine: A New Paradigm?,” Journal of General Internal Medicine 20.9 (September 2005): 866–870.
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.
Allan Schnaiberg, “Mentoring Graduate Students: Going beyond the Formal Role Structure,” American Sociologist (2005): 28-42.
The late Professor Schnaiberg was a faculty member at Northwestern.
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]
Patrick Limbach, “Can a White Male Really be an Effective Mentor [of racial minorities]?” Science Magazine posted 15 February 2002
Janet D. Stemwedel, “Everyday Mentors: a Tribute to Dr. James E. Lu Valle,” Scientific American, 29 February 2012.
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.
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/