Mentoring Resources

*this is a work in progress, if you have other resources please contact Anna Willoughby*

OSE Graduate Students serve as both mentee and mentor in research and classroom environments. Here are some resources that may be helpful in navigating these interactions.

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

The UGA Graduate School provide example compact agreements.
https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/mentor-mentee-compacts/

The CITI Program offers a mentoring module in the RCR Basics Course. This module discusses the ethical responsibilities of mentors and trainees. Specifically covered are the roles of an advisor, supervisor, and mentor, as well as strategies for managing conflicts between mentors and trainees. You can access this module for free through UGA’s Professional Education Portal.

Project Management

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Example of project management board by Dr. Jeremy Delemarter.

Stay organized. A clear project outline and schedule will aid in providing clarity of expectations to a mentee. Staying personally organized will help you provide regular and reliable mentoring. OSE grad students organize through a variety of techniques. There’s no one best method. Options include lab notebooks, bullet journal, or gantt charts. Each lab has different styles and expectations.

Undergraduate Support

There are several ways that you can mentor undergraduates through funded or course-credit experiences.

Final Products

  • All undergrads mentored by OSE faculty and graduate students are encouraged to present at the OSE Graduate Symposium (early Spring Semester every year).
  • The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization with a meeting every Spring that you can apply to present.
  • Publish undergraduate work! Encourage undergraduates to publish their work through traditional Ecology journals or there are several undergraduate-focused journals (see a list here).