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The Office Research Education (REd) is excited to share our new offerings in research mentoring for both mentors and mentees. The goal with this initiative is to provide classes and resources to enhance the knowledge and implementation of effective research mentoring for University of Utah faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students. Some of our new offerings include
  • Research Mentoring Certificate
  • Variety of speakers for professional development
  • A specific research mentoring listserv
  • Various tips and resources that we share periodically

Research Mentoring Listserv

Get started by joining the research mentoring listserv to receive information and updates on research mentoring and mentor development opportunities on our campus.

Research Mentoring Certificate


The purpose of the Research Mentoring Certificate is to increase the capacity of the University of Utah to provide high-quality research mentoring. Participation in the program is available to University of Utah graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty. The certificate involves six classes presented in Canvas course format, accompanied by five live meetings.

The live/synchronous meetings use case studies to demonstrate issues that may arise in mentor-mentee relationships and are intended to facilitate conversation and provide an opportunity for participants to work through problems collaboratively. Topics covered in the online classes and the case studies are organized around core mentor training competencies grounded in academic research (e.g. Pfund et al. 2013.) and modified based on participant feedback and facilitator expertise. These competencies include: 

This cohort is capped at 30 registrants, so act now! When you register, please use your UID credentials.

 

Research Mentoring Certificate - Cohort


Registration cap: 30
Program Dates: Friday, March 15, 2024 - Friday, April 19, 2024
Length: 6 Weeks (1 self-paced asynchronous class, 5 in-person synchronous classes) 
Time Commitment: 10 - 15 hours

Room Details: #4100C (4th Floor)

The Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (EHSEB) is located directly south of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and directly east of the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy. For those of you who are coming from a location outside of the health sciences campus, there is a Campus Shuttle stop just south of the EHSEB, visitor parking in the South Terrace, and various "A" Lots and metered parking available on the south end of the EHSEB and the College of Pharmacy. 

Parking Information:

Visitor Parking (paid):
Lot 70, very limited spaces, south of EHSEB
Parking garage east of EHSEB

Student Parking look for signs:
“U” lots
“A” lots after 3:00 pm

Facilitator/Instructor: Alexis Christensen, PhD, Department of World Languages & Cultures
Contact Information: alexis.christensen@utah.edu
Learning Requirements: In order to earn the Certificate of Achievement, participants must:
    • complete pre- and post-certificate surveys
    • complete all the required pre-meeting work by the deadlines posted in Canvas
    • attend at least four of the five 90-minute class meetings

Class and learning materials are hosted through Canvas.

 

 
 
 

Spring 2024 Cohort Schedule

[n.b. Classes 2-6 will meet in-person]


 Classes

Asynchronous Content

Required Work

Synchronous Meeting

Class 1:
Elements of Effective Mentoring/Developing a Mentoring Philosophy (Asynchronous)
  • Mentor Development Program Information
  • Readings
  • Handouts 
  • Pre-Survey
  • Mentoring Philosophy Draft

Friday, March 15

This date is reserved for the asynchronous material.

Class 2:
Establishing Expectations and Maintaining Effective Communication

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

Friday, March 22 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: EHSEB 4100C

Class 3:
Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

Friday, March 29 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: EHSEB 4100C

Class 4:
Fostering Academic Literacies

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”
  • Mentoring Philosophy Draft 2

Friday, April 5 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: EHSEB 4100C

Class 5:
Research and Mentoring Ethics

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

Friday, April 12 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: EHSEB 4100C

Class 6:
Promoting Mentees’ Career Development

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Post-Survey
  • Final Mentoring Philosophy

Friday, April 19 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: EHSEB 4100C

Those who are unable to successfully complete the Research Mentoring Certificate – Cohort may request to transfer to the Research Mentoring Certificate - Individual Classes; please email researcheducation@utah.edu for more information.

Research Mentoring Certificate - Individual Classes


This is pathway to earn the Research Mentoring Certificate involves completion of six individual classes over the course of 18 months. To earn the certificate, participants must complete pre- and post-certificate surveys, all the required pre-meeting work by the deadlines posted in Canvas and attend all five 60-minute Zoom class meetings. 

* Introduction to Research Mentoring is entirely asynchronous and must be completed first. The following classes involve asynchronous and live work and can be completed in any order:

 

Individual Classes

Asynchronous Content

Synchronous Session

Registration

RED 710 | Introduction to Research Mentoring (Asynchronous)

  • Pre-Survey
  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Videos

N/A

REGISTER HERE

RED 711 | Establishing Expectations and Maintaining Effective Communication

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

 

60 Minutes Zoom Meeting

REGISTER HERE

RED 712 | Assessing Understanding and Fostering Independence

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

 

60 Minutes Zoom Meeting

REGISTER HERE

RED 713 | Fostering Academic Literacies

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

60 Minutes Zoom Meeting

REGISTER HERE

RED 714 | Research and Mentoring Ethics

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”

60 Minutes Zoom Meeting

REGISTER HERE

RED 715 | Promoting Mentees’ Career Development

  • Readings
  • Handouts
  • Case Studies
  • Reflection “quiz”
60 Minutes Zoom Meeting

REGISTER HERE

Last Updated: 2/23/24