Week 1

  1. Learn about other mentors in the group to begin building a learning community
  2. Identify qualities of good research projects for undergraduate mentees
  3. Reflect on group dynamics and ways to make the group functional
  4. Listen to and consider the expectations of their mentee in the mentoring relationship
  5. Consider how personal and professional differences may impact expectations
  6. Align mentee and mentor expectations

Week 2

  1. Provide constructive feedback
  2. Use multiple strategies for improving communication (in person, at a distance, across multiple mentees, and within appropriate personal boundaries)
  3. Assess their mentee’s understanding of core concepts and processes and ability to develop and conduct a research project, analyze data, and present results
  4. Identify reasons for a lack of understanding, including expert-novice differences

Week 3

  1. Define the terms diversity, equity, inclusion, and more
  2. Describe/learn about racial identity development models
  3. Gain tools to recognize the impact of your own lived experiences (positionality) on their mentor-mentee relationships
  4. Collaboratively create a shareable resource of concrete strategies for inclusive mentoring practices

Week 4

  1. Define independence, its core elements, and how those elements change over the course of a mentoring relationship.
  2. Gain strategies to build mentees’ confidence, establish trust, and foster independence.
  3. Reflect on the mentor-training experience and intended behavioral or philosophical changes.
  4. Articulate an approach for working with mentees in the future.

(Objective ratings were not collected for Week 4).