Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Your Research Mentoring

Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Target Audience: Faculty
Location: Online via Zoom

Attendance is limited to 25 faculty members from any discipline although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

Prior to attending the workshop, participants will need to complete a 40 minute online module. This awareness-raising activity will help mentors take full advantage of the workshop.

This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. During this workshop, participating faculty will learn how to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters.

Learn more about The Ohio State mentoring initiative.


Online Courses with University of Minnesota

Develop your research mentoring skills through self-paced, online courses. Courses are available at no charge to people affiliated with the University of Minnesota and to external users who create a guest account with the University.

Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring (OPM) 101: For Research Mentors of Graduate Students, Fellows, and Early-Career Faculty

  • Defines different types of mentoring models that are applied in research settings.
  • Summarizes the roles and responsibilities of research mentors.
  • Outlines steps for navigating the core phases of a mentoring relationship.
  • Offers strategies for supporting mentees' intellectual, professional, and psychosocial development.
  • Includes online activities designed to help address specific mentoring challenges.

Note: If you registered for this module before the updated version launched on August 19, 2019, you’ll need to re-register using the new system.

Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring 102: For Research Mentors of Undergraduate Students

  • Adaptation of Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring 101.
  • Features content and activities specific to mentors working with undergraduate research trainees.

Enhancing Motivation Using the CARES Mentoring Model

  • Describes a theoretically driven approach to mentoring that focuses on attending to the core psychological needs that enhance a mentee’s motivation.
  • Covers basic motivation concepts and their well-researched impact on mentees' satisfaction, performance, and persistence in educational and professional settings.
  • Guides learners on strategies for putting the model’s principles into action with their mentees.

How to register (external users)