Mentoring Matters: Resources and Links

Books on Supervising Research

The Good Supervisor: Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations. Gina Wisker, Palgrave Macmillan

Supervising postgraduate research: contexts and processes, theories and practices. Pam Green, RMIT University Press

Supervising the PhD: a guide to success. Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson, Odette Parry, Society for Research into Higher Education, 1997

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors. Stan Taylor, Nigel Beasley. Psychology Press, 2005

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists. Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow, U. WI Press, 2005

Individual Development Plans and e-Portfolios

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals.  In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences.  Expanding on that framework, myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.  We hope you find this tool useful, and welcome feedback about your experience.

Putting PhDs to Work: Career Planning for Today's Scientist JA Hobin, PS Clifford, BM Dunn, S Rich, LB Justement - CBE-Life Sciences Education, 2014

Plaza, C.M., Draugalis, J.R., Slack, M.K., Skrepnek, G.H., and Sauer, K.A., Use of Reflective Portfolios in Health Sciences Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2007. 71(2): p. 34.

Briceland LL, Hamilton RA. Electronic reflective student portfolios to demonstrate achievement of ability-based outcomes during advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010 Jun 15;74(5). pii: 79. PubMed PMID: 20798806; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2907844.

Mentoring Handbooks

Mentoring Websites