Mentoring relationships play a key role in academic and career success, and they affect mental health. Mentoring impacts student recruitment and retention, especially for students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields. Beyond graduate school, faculty continue to rely on mentors for project-specific feedback, institutional sponsorship, and professional development. The incentives of improving mentorship in STEM have motivated research on mentorship training (e.g. Hund et al. 2018). This research, as well as feedback from our own graduate students seeking such training, motivated some of us in IB to organize a workshop on the topic in Fall 2019.   


Organizers: Lindsay Biga,  Molly Burke, Caroline Glidden, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Rebecca Terry-Novak

All resources distributed during the workshop are linked below.  Because some items within these resources may not be fully referenced, please contact the organizers for sharing permission.


Workshop 1:

October 6th, 2019: Introduction and Mentorship Networks


Workshop 2:

 October 23rd, 2019: Navigating Challenges in Mentorship (Dr. Steph Bernell, Graduate School, OSU)

Dr. Bernell did not provide her handout to share but encouraged participants to reach out to her and the graduate school.


Workshop 3:

 November 6th 2019: Culturally Competent Mentoring (Dr. Gloria Crisp, Dept of Education, OSU)


Workshop 4:

November 20th, 2019: Communicating Expectations and Mentor-Mentee Contracts


Workshop 5: 

 December 4th, 2019: Reflection and Mentoring Philosophy


Extra Resources:

Please use this Google Folder to share general resources about mentorship with the IB community.