Your department chair or division chief can help you to find mentors within your department, the School, and the University. You may wish to select a mentor for your career development and advancement as well as for your specific academic roles.
WSU's Office of the Vice President for Research provides a number of resources for finding people whose interests and talents may align with what you are seeking: See "Finding Collaborators" when you visit their Grant Life Cycle website.
To determine strategies for working within your mentoring relationships, review these sources that provide a number of specific strategies and tools for working with mentors and mentees:
- From the Medical School of Virginia Commonwealth University, this Faculty Mentoring Guide is not only used throughout the VCU School of Medicine, but also throughout the United States and Canada
- The mentoring website sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh provides a knowledge base and resources for mentees and mentors at every stage.
- The American Psychological Association’s Centering on Mentoring website provides numerous resources for mentoring: American Psychological Association - Responsible Mentoring.
- MentorNet is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network” and “to advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce.”
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers three “compact” documents that address mentoring and teaching relationships. Each provides definition for the role of mentor and mentee.
- The Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors
- Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors
- The Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers
For further information on mentoring contact:
Linda Roth, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Development