Academic Mentoring of Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Junior Faculty


Jan. 31, 2020, 4pm to 5pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Gather 1 & 2


Faculty mentors play a crucial role in the success of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This professional relationship can differ at each of these points in the academic career trajectory. For undergraduate students, faculty mentors help them to begin developing knowledge and skills and demystify graduate school. Faculty mentors help graduate students continue to refine field knowledge and technical skills, navigate degree programs and understand program and university expectations, and support your socialization into the field. As postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty, more senior faculty can support your socialization into the department/university, help boost research productivity, and help navigate the tenure process. This workshop will help you understand mentor-mentee relationships at each of these different levels and begin to cultivate your own mentorship strategies.

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the basics of good mentorship, including the similarities and differences between mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty

  • Discuss strategies for recruiting mentees (undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

  • Learn strategies for cultivating mentoring relationships with these different groups and the different tools you can use to keep mentees on track

Professional Development Academy Program: GCMC

Professional Development Academy Pillars: Mentorship

Learning Experience: Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Mid, Late Master’s & Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Sara Jordan, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator and Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy Program

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

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Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College