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Individual Research Projects - Student and Mentor Responsibilities, Suggested Mentoring Practices

Mentor Responsibilities
Suggested Mentoring Practices

There is no single formula for good mentoring. Mentoring styles and interactions are as varied as any human relationship. Effective mentoring need not always require large amounts of time. To make the relationship meaningful and beneficial to both parties, the following practices are suggested for the mentor to initiate in order to maintain an effective mentoring relationship.

These relationships:

• Promote academic success and build student confidence

• Build transferable knowledge and discipline-based skills

• Inform students about careers fields/disciplinary areas

• Offer students an arena to receive advice and counsel about college, such as

positive aspects, how to succeed, potential pitfalls and misconceptions

• Encourage students to pursue undergraduate and graduate study 

Student Responsibilities

To facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship, students also have responsibilities. Scholars should:

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