Mentorship Resources to Help Shape the Campus Community that Shapes our World

The Office of the Vice President for Research strives to lead a culture of research professionalism that helps Iowa State University achieve its strategic aspiration to be the university that cultivates a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where students, faculty, and staff flourish.

Proper mentorship that models and shapes the standards of dignity, mutual respect, and integrity by which we comport ourselves – from student to senior administration – is a critical component of professionalism. Developing a culture of professionalism through mentoring is also an expectation of those who fund our research projects and those who employ our graduates.

This page was created to serve as a living repository for those looking for guidance on the complex issue of mentorship. The information is shared by audience. It will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated with new, relevant resources as they become available.

For senior administration, including new department chairs and academic leaders, consider this resource compiled by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.

For faculty, consider these resources:

For postdoctoral scholars considering a future in faculty: the Preparing Future Faculty program.

For graduate students, consider these resources:

For professional & scientific staff, consider these professional development resources from the P&S Council: