Graduate College to recognize excellence and impact at the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

Every year, honorees are celebrated for making a difference in mentorship. Learn more about this year's mentors.

The power of mentorship in graduate school success

As a graduate student, you should consider developing a vast network of mentors. The good news is that mentors are all around you, not just faculty in your program or classes! Learn how to find the best match!

Beyond research and methodology: Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards recipient explores the holistic side of graduate mentorship

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards recognizes faculty for their contributions to mentorship! In this Q&A, we speak to Anthony Peguero, a professor of sociology and criminology at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He discusses representation, giving back to the community and the tenants of his mentorship philosophy.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards honoree on how collaboration in mentorship is essential to community-building

At the 36th annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards faculty were honored for their contributions in mentorship. In this Q&A we speak to Jada Ach, an assistant teaching professor at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. In this conversation, she discusses lessons learned from working in writing centers, creating 'experimental space' for students and mentorship as a centerpiece to community-building.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards honoree strives to give voice to the voiceless

The 36th annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards honored faculty for their contributions in mentorship. In this Q&A we speak to Adela Grando, PhD, an OFMA winner from the College of Health Solutions. In this conversation, she discusses entering STEM as a first-generation Latina woman, her passion for mentorship and encouraging students to use their voices.

OFMA honorees awarded for their impact on student mentorship

The Graduate College at Arizona State University broadcasted the 36th annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards from Old Main on the Tempe campus last month. The live-streamed event recording is available now.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awardees reflect on mentorship

The Graduate College honored four ASU graduate professors at the 35th annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

ASU doctoral student Mara Lopez advocates for equitable classrooms

Mara Lopez graduated from her undergraduate program without being taught how to write a resume or cover letter. Now, as a doctoral student, she wants to devote her career to make sure underrepresented undergraduate students are better prepared for their future.

Grad15: Student and Mentor Communications in the Time of COVID

As we move into the second month of work-from-home mandates for many Arizona State University employees and students, the reality that uncertainty and disruption may have a longer-term impact on their academic careers is setting in for many graduate students. 

From travel restrictions to research access and shifting TA and RA duties, uncertainty is becoming a new norm. More than ever, it’s important that graduate students connect with their mentors, advisors and committees.

Best practice: The peer mentor's role

Do’s and don’ts of mentoring

To be a strong mentor and lead intentional conversations with your mentee, you may take on many roles: teacher, consultant, sounding board, confidant, role model, devil’s advocate, or coach.

Best Practice: Making the peer mentoring connection

Graduate school is designed to challenge and expose students to multiple perspectives. It can represent a paradigm shift for many new students acclimating to new programs, departments, and communities. Achieving work-life balance, developing and maintaining relationships are stressors that can become barriers to academic success. Having positive mentoring relationships can help you navigate these challenges.

Intentional conversations

Mentoring is a relationship entailing formal or informal processes whereby a mentor provides intentional guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Mentors also share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to empower the mentee in the advancement of specific goals that improve their lives and careers. Mentorship allows both mentor and mentee to build networks of resources, develop best practices, and sustain connections for lifelong learning. 

Nine best practices for mentors

Mentoring is a relationship entailing formal or informal processes whereby a mentor provides intentional guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Mentors also share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to empower the mentee in the advancement of specific goals that improve their lives and careers. Mentorship allows both mentor and mentee to build networks of resources, develop best practices, and sustain connections for lifelong learning. 

Initiating mentoring relationships

Mentoring is a relationship entailing formal or informal processes whereby a mentor provides intentional guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Mentors also share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to empower the mentee in the advancement of specific goals that improve their lives and careers. Mentorship allows both mentor and mentee to build networks of resources, develop best practices, and sustain connections for lifelong learning. 

Goal setting

Mentoring is a relationship entailing formal or informal processes whereby a mentor provides intentional guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Mentors also share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to empower the mentee in the advancement of specific goals that improve their lives and careers. Mentorship allows both mentor and mentee to build networks of resources, develop best practices, and sustina connections for lifelong learning. 

Creating a mentoring agreement

Mentoring is a relationship entailing formal or informal processes whereby a mentor provides intentional guidance, motivation, and encouragement. Mentors also share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to empower the mentee in the advancement of specific goals that improve their lives and careers. Mentorship allows both mentor and mentee to build networks of resources, develop best practices and sustain connections for lifelong learning.