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LBC Mentoring Resources

Please visit this link for an overview of the Lyman Briggs College Mentoring Program.

Below are a pair of worksheets that mentor and mentee may wish to complete at the start of their first meeting. If each jots down their answers separately and then they compare notes, it can start a helpful conversation about how they can best work as a team. Note that even if there is not a lot of obvious overlap on the "domains," there are many ways for a mentor to connect a mentee with useful resources or individuals with additional domains of expertise.

Please visit Lock iconthis link to find the names of individuals in the college who have volunteered to provide informal advice on specific topics that are often of interest to academics at a variety of career stages.

Faculty should also feel free to talk to the Dean or Associate Dean about their mentoring needs.

MSU Resources
Articles and External Resources About Mentoring
  • Information from University of Michigan’s ADVANCE Program on Effective Mentoring Practices
  • Inside Higher Ed Column Series "Mentoring 101" authored by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Director of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
  • Essay by Atul Gawande on how unexpectedly value it is to have someone coach you on a skill in which you have some expertise.
  • Booklet "Maximizing Mentoring" This booklet from the William T. Grant foundation is a toolbox of strategies and activities for both mentors and early-career mentees. It describes communication styles and strategies, different types and goals of mentoring, and advice for cultivatinga strong mentoring relationship.
  • "Pay it Forward" This booklet from the William T. Grant foundation addresses four themes: (1) building and maintaining mentoring relationships, (2) mentoring across difference, (3) supporting career development, and (4) managing conflict within mentoring relationships.
  • National Research Mentoring Network offers mentoring relationships and programs for those in the biomedical sciences.
  • Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research CIMER provides resources for organizations and institutions to improve research mentoring relationships. Effective research mentoring relationships are critical to developing the next generation of researchers. Learn how to improve these relationships at all career stages and promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring as a critical aspect of diversifying the research workforce.
  • Here is an article by some of our MSU colleagues, including Beronda Montgomery, leader of the AAN Research & Scholarship node. Montgomery, B. L., Dodson, J. E., and Johnson, S. M. (2014). Guiding the way: Mentoring graduate students and junior faculty for sustainable academic careers. SAGE Open, 4(4). DOI: 10.1177/2158244014558043


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