Our curriculum, called Entering Mentoring, is for mentors of research trainees. It was developed for mentors across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) disciplines at different career stages, working with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty and staff.
The Entering Mentoring curricula series addresses the new NIGMS guidelines regarding the preparation of mentors involved in training grants and follows the National Academies’ consensus report, The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM, recommendation to use an evidence-based training.
Themes and Concepts
Our mentor training curricula include the themes listed below. All of these themes are designed with the acknowledgment that mentorship occurs within a cultural context and is influenced by the cultural diversity and social identities of the individuals engaged in mentorship activities. Consistent with national data and evidence, this curriculum is designed and delivered with cultural diversity content throughout.
- Aligning Expectations
- Addressing Equity and Inclusion
- Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
- Assessing Understanding
- Cultivating Ethical Behavior
- Enhancing Work-Life Integration
- Fostering Independence
- Maintaining Effective Communication
- Promoting Mentee Research Self-Efficacy
- Promoting Professional Development
- Fostering Wellbeing