Mentoring Handbook

The Undergraduate Research Committee is proud to announce the launch of its mentoring handbook, A Handbook on Mentoring Students in Undergraduate Research: Proven Strategies for Success. It is available free of charge for use by faculty at City Tech, throughout CUNY, and beyond. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

To download the Mentoring Handbook, click here.

The purpose of the Handbook is to:
• Describe the concepts and benefits of mentoring;
• Describe the phases of the mentoring relationship;
• Define the roles of the faculty mentor and undergraduate student mentee;
• Provide strategies for becoming an effective mentor;
• Provide strategies for becoming a successful mentee;
• Provide tools to help the faculty mentor manage the mentor-mentee relationship; and
• Provide mentoring resources and references.

The Handbook is outlined in the following eight sections:
Section 1. Rewards of Mentoring
Section 2. Mentoring Defined
Section 3. Best Practices and Effective Strategies for Mentoring
Section 4. Stages of Mentoring
Section 5. Challenges and Obstacles of Mentoring
Section 6. Evaluating the Mentoring Process and Experience
Section 7. Mentoring Resources
Section 8. New York City College of Technology Mentoring Research Opportunities

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword
Introduction
Rationale

Section 1. Rewards of Mentoring
1.1 Rewards to the Mentor
1.2 Rewards to the Mentee
1.3 Rewards to the Institution

Section 2. Mentoring Defined
2.1 The Characteristics of a Good Mentor
2.2 The Role of a Mentor
2.3 The Role of a Mentee
2.4 Types of Mentoring
2.5 Mentoring Styles
2.6 The Mentoring Journey

Section 3. Best Practices and Effective Strategies for Mentoring
3.1 Mentoring Woman, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, and First-generation College and Low Income Students
3.2 Mentoring Students in STEM
3.3 Mentoring Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences
3.4 Cross-cultural Mentoring
3.5 The Ethics of Research

Section 4. Stages of Mentoring
4.1 Developing Core Mentoring Goals
4.2 Designing an Undergraduate Research Project
4.3 Selecting and Understanding a Mentee
4.4 Ratifying a Mentoring Contract
4.5 Implementing an Individual Research Plan
4.6 Creating an Engaging Research Environment
4.7 Disseminating the Final Research Product
4.8 Planning the Next Steps

Section 5. Challenges and Obstacles of Mentoring
5.1 Challenges of Being a Mentor
5.2 Challenges of Mentoring in STEM Disciplines
5.3 Challenges of Mentoring in Non-STEM Disciplines

Section 6. Evaluating the Mentoring Process and Experience
6.1 Mentor Evaluation of the Research Process and Experience
6.2 Mentee Evaluation of the Research Process and Experience
6.3 Overall Research Program Assessment

Section 7. Mentoring Resources
7.1 Sample Mentoring Program Forms
7.2 Repository for Mentoring

Section 8. New York City College of Technology Mentoring Research Opportunities
8.1 Research Mixer
8.2 Undergraduate Research Programs at City Tech

References

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