The Research Mentoring Program: Serving the Needs of Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers

Jessica Horowitz*, Kelly B. Christopher

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Many institutions of higher education confront seemingly unrelated needs of graduate students, who need not only to complete their dissertations but also to learn how to become proficient mentors for undergraduates as they move on to faculty roles. The graduate students are increasingly searching out high-impact learning experiences such as involvement with undergraduate research. The program we describe in this article offers a solution to these issues by pairing undergraduates with graduate students to work on their dissertation research. Undergraduates undertake hands-on research while learning about graduate school, and the graduate students learn about the mentoring process while receiving assistance that allows them to keep their dissertations moving toward completion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Graduate education
  • Mentoring
  • Undergraduate research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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