An integral part of the REU-D3 Program is the added level of support that we provide for our mentors to create and support a mentoring eco-system at both Northeastern University and the six partnering institutions. Our mentoring program aims to leverage the best practices in the field, providing materials and training to graduate students and faculty members involved in the REU Site, but also includes transferring mentoring best practices to our partner institutions.
Mentors are provided with three case studies and supporting information from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mentors divide into groups for each case study to discuss possible solutions. These are shared and discussed, and are added to by the group and facilitators.
Link to Case Study
Link to 2017 Case Study Discussion Outcomes
Mentors view “Single Story” TED Talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Facilitators and mentors discuss the detriment of assumptions and exclusions linked to identity, and the strengths and importance of diversity and inclusion, specifically how they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual-orientation, and socio-economic background.
Link to Single Story Video
Additional materials for facilitators and/or mentors that discuss different facets of mentoring:
Pathways to Science Mentoring Manual, includes numerous subtopics related to mentoring, as well as perspective-based approaches to mentoring (and ‘being a mentee’).
Link to Pathways to Science Mentoring Manual
Duke University videos on “Mentoring Undergraduates” by Jessica Bolton, and “Demanding vs. Nurturing as a Mentor” by Sarah Deutsch.
Link to Mentoring Undergraduates Video
Link to Demanding vs. Nurturing Video
Northeastern Center for STEM Education mentoring resources
Link to Northeastern Center for STEM