How can undergraduate research programs, teaching and learning centers, and other university programs support faculty mentors of undergraduate research across faculty career stages? We asked participants in the Center’s research seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research  to share strategies for preparing and supporting faculty mentors across their career development.

Consistent with research on other faculty development initiatives, these scholars underscore the importance of paying attention to faculty mentors’ unique needs at each career stage (e.g., pre-tenure, mid-career, senior scholar) and the interplay of mentoring with their other university roles and responsibilities. Yet the seminar scholars also highlight challenges that might be unique to mentoring undergraduate research, including understanding the cultures of mentoring and undergraduate research at their institutions, exploring varied models for mentoring, and navigating disciplinary conventions for research and for mentoring research.
Watch for more videos in this series on Mentoring Undergraduate Research and for research updates from the research seminar as participants continue to investigate key characteristics of mentoring, mentoring models, mentoring and student development, and building capacity for mentoring across faculty career stages.

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Supporting Faculty Mentors across their Career Development. 2015, February 10. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from