Strong academic advising and developing a supportive network of mentors is critical to every graduate student’s success.
Elements of Good Academic Advising (UCGS/Provost's Office) outlines the responsibilities of academic units, faculty, and students , as well as suggestions for problem resolution.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has developed resources to support faculty and peer mentoring:
- A Brief Guide to Graduate Student Mentoring (PDF)
- Dietrich School Graduate Student Peer Mentoring Guide (PDF)
Additional resources for graduate students, graduate faculty, and program leadership:
- CGS, Great Mentoring in Graduate School: A Quick Start Guide to Proteges (PDF) – a practical, student-oriented perspective; tips on topics such as identifying a mentor, engaging with mentors to develop a professional identity, cultivating networks, serving as mentor to others. Includes self-assessments.
- CGS, Ph.D. Completion Project: Promising Practices in Mentoring and Advising (PDF)
- Rackham Graduate School UMichigan, Quick Tips for Promising Practices in Mentoring (PDF)
- Rackham Graduate School UMichigan, How to Mentor Graduate Students. A Guide for Faculty (2018) (PDF)
- Rackham Graduate School UMichigan, How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students (2018) (PDF)
- Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Digest of Best Practices in Mentoring (website)
- Mentoring Graduate Students for a range of professional careers (UM, Humanities focus)