Positive advising and mentoring of graduate and professional students fosters mutually beneficial relationships, leading to success for individual students and enhanced reputations for the graduate and professional programs.
Recommendations to Advise Graduate Students Remotely
Balance Expectations with Understanding
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- Inform students about Boynton's clinic and service updates
- Relay Boynton resources to help students locate their local health and nutrition options
- Schedule a Stress Check In via Zoom
- Inform UMD students about Telehealth Counseling Services
- Use the Red Folder to indicate and respond to signs of distress
- Explore wellbeing resources from the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
- Address and eliminate as many unknowns as possible
- Rethink the Annual Progress Review to articulate academic goals moving forward
- Consider updating your own Advising Statement to include changes for advising remotely
- Encourage students to begin an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to address short and long-term goals
Additional Resources for Advisors
The RED Folder
Developed by the Office for Student Affairs, Boynton Health and the Provost's Council on Student Mental Health, the RED Folder contains resources to help you recognize indicators of student distress and how to respond and refer the student appropriately.
The Dignity Project
Developed by the Student Conflict Resolution Center, The Dignity Project offers resources that foster academic excellence by promoting civil and respectful relationships through effective prevention of and response to hostile, offensive or intimidating behavior.