What is Effective Undergraduate Research Mentoring?
Based on some of the literature on mentoring and personal experience, the Scholarly Activity Mentoring Study Group (SAMS), a
faculty Community of Practice, put together a Definition of Effective Undergraduate Student Research Mentoring. The definition document describes mentor attributes and activities that enhance the student learning experience.
- Mentor has the disciplinary expertise required to mentor the project
- Mentor designs a project appropriate to the student and the subject matter
- Mentor leads the student through stages of the research project and personal development
- Mentor maintains a supportive collaborative environment throughout