Developing Successful Mentoring Strategies Workshop Series

Scheduled for every other Thursday, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. starting January 13, 2022

Science of Effective Mentoring – an excellent website in an interactive format with numerous resources


Session 1

Jan 13, 2022

Getting Started:

  • Introductions
  • Ground Rules
  • Establishing a Good Relationship with Your Mentor

“Teaching Scientists to Teach”. J. Handelsman. HHMI Bulletin (2003). Page 25

“Scientific Teaching”. J. Handelsman et al. Page 23

Session 2

Jan 27, 20221

Maintaining Effective Communication

Maintaining Effective Communication From Pfund, et al. Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers (2012). New York, NY: W.H. Freeman & Co.

Mentoring Remotely During Disruption

Video from Cornell about Remote Mentoring

Session 3

Feb 10, 2022

Aligning Expectations

Case Study: The Sulky Undergraduate

Discussion Points

Session 4

Feb 24, 2022

Addressing Equity and Inclusion

“Benefits and Challenges of Diversity.” WISELI

Session 5

March 10, 2022

Promoting Professional Development

Reframing the Individual Development Plan. Jaye Sablan and Bill Mahoney describe how it can be an important tool for equity in graduate student career development

Session 6

March 24, 2022

Assessing Understanding

Mentoring tool: Worksheets to help your mentee write about your lab research focus; a scientific article; and a research project outline and abstract

Excerpt from How People Learn: National Research Council. 1999a. How People Learn: Brain, Mind Experience, and School. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies Press.

Session 7

April 7, 2022

Fostering Independence

Hughes, “Mentoring Research Writers

“Righting Writing.” J. Handelsman

Video from Cornell about Remote Mentoring

Mentoring Remotely During Disruption

Session 8

April 21, 2022

Cultivating Ethical Behavior

Responsible Conduct of Research By Adil Shamoo and David B. Resnik

Chapter 4: Mentoring

All readings can be found in J. Handelsman, C. Pfund, S.M. Lauffer, C. Pribbenow. Entering Mentoring University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 2005.

This book is also available online at: