Graduate & Postdoc Committee
During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Graduate Student and Postdoc Committee, in coordination with HHMI, conducted a survey of the Biology graduate students and postdoctoral scholars which produced a call to action from the department to develop resources for mentorship.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Graduate Student and Postdoc Committee has developed a mentorship checklist for new graduate students and postdocs in our department. The checklist is designed as a 1-page "conversation starter" to address topics at the mentor-mentee dyad and lab group levels.
Mentorship Compact Checklist with DEC Suggestions
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25568.
The Professional Counselor: Experiences of Cross-Racial Trust in Mentoring Relationships Between Black Doctoral Counseling Students and White Counselor Educators and Supervisors
Brown University: Inclusive Mentoring