Faculty Research Mentoring Workshops
Are you a faculty mentor or would you like to be a mentor?
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is presenting two mentoring workshops to develop your competency as a mentor. The training is designed to help faculty who mentor early career researchers, whether junior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, or graduate students, to become more effective research and career mentors.
The two-session workshop uses a case-based, discussion-oriented curriculum designed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research (CIMER). CIMER develops theoretically-grounded, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive training materials. The instructors are Jennifer Garvin, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine, and Jennifer A. Muszynski, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at Nationwide Children's Hospital and College of Medicine
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.
- Adaptation of Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring 101.
- Features content and activities specific to mentors working with undergraduate research trainees.
- 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.