This is a REd Asynchronous (online/self-paced) class.
This class is a prerequisite before enrolling into the following classes.
Establishing Expectations and Maintaining Effective Communication
Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence
Fostering Academic Literacies
Research and Mentoring Ethics
Promoting Mentees’ Career Development
Class Description: Research mentors play crucial roles in the development of emerging scholars. Elements of Effective Mentoring/Developing a Mentoring Philosophy is the first class in the Research Mentoring Certificate and provides a foundation for the remainder of the certificate classes. Participants are introduced to the research-based characteristics of high-quality mentoring and are encouraged to reflect on how their own experiences as a mentor and as a mentee influence their own mentoring practice. Crucially, this class problematizes harmful mentoring attitudes and practices and exposes participants to issues that disproportionally impact marginalized mentees.
Class Objectives: At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:
- Identify research-based characteristics of high-quality mentoring.
- Explain how your prior experiences with mentorship influence their approaches to working with research mentees.
- Recognize considerations/implications of mentorship for diverse mentees.