Faculty Mentoring 101

  • Explore possible research topics that reflect the student's interests and preparation.
  • Identify the knowledge, experience, and skills the student needs to complete the project.

  • Help your student define and focus the project, including the development of a timetable to assure that the project can be managed within the time frame allotted.

  • Discuss with the student the details of how the proposed research, scholarly or creative project will be carried out.

  • If the student is conducting research away from UNH, discuss and identify the resources that will be available at the location of the research, including specific individuals to whom the student can turn for guidance.

  • Develop a time frame and a system of communication with the student during the project period that will allow for an appropriate balance of mentor guidance and student independence.

  • Assist the student in identifying appropriate events at the URC for sharing his/her experience and research.

Modified from the UNH Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, "Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty Mentors"

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