Positive advising and mentoring of graduate and professional students fosters mutually beneficial relationships. This not only leads to success for individual students and enhanced reputations, but for graduate and professional programs.

Recommendations to Advise and Mentor Graduate Students

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Questions? Contact Char Voight, Director of Faculty Initiatives: cvoight@umn.edu

Priority 1: Ask Questions and Listen to Concerns

  • 6 ways faculty can support grad students
  • Explore and share the The Dignity Project, which offers resources that promote civil and respectful relationships through effective prevention of and response to hostile, offensive, or intimidating behavior
  • Recommendations from trainees to improve science training

Collaborate with Students to Set and Adjust Goals

Point Students Towards Mental Health Resources

Offer Students Resources for hybrid Teaching and Research Best Practices