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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
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