Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

By: Institute of Medicine (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), National Academy of Engineering (author), Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (author), Policy and Global Affairs (author)Paperback

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This guide offers helpful advice on how teachers, administrators, and career advisers in science and engineering can become better mentors to their students. It starts with the premise that a successful mentor guides students in a variety of ways: by helping them get the most from their educational experience, by introducing them to and making them comfortable with a specific disciplinary culture, and by offering assistance with the search for suitable employment. Other topics covered in the guide include career planning, time management, writing development, and responsible scientific conduct. Also included is a valuable list of bibliographical and Internet resources on mentoring and related topics.

About Author

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine


1 Front Matter; 2 1 What is a Mentor?; 3 2 The Mentor as Faculty Adviser; 4 3 The Mentor as Career Adviser; 5 4 The Mentor as Skills Consultant; 6 5 The Mentor as Role Model; 7 6 Recommendation: Improving the Quality of Mentoring; 8 7 Resources; 9 Report Brief: Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309063630
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9780309063630
  • ISBN10: 0309063639

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