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Mentor Resources

UW Bothell Mentoring Community

UW Bothell faculty have agreed to act as a resource for other faculty who have questions about mentoring undergraduate students in research and creative practice. Feel free to reach out to them with questions.

Brent Lagesse, Ph.D.   Assistant Professor,
Computing and Software Systems, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Awardee

Casey Mann, Ph.D.   Professor,
Division of Engineering and Mathematics, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Lori Robins, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Divsion of Physical Sciences, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Julie Shayne, Ph.D.   Senior Lecturer, Faculty Coordinator Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Awardee

Marc Servetnick, Ph.D.   Professor,  Chair
Division of Biological Sciences, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Linda Watts, Ph.D.   Professor, Faculty Coordinator Individuated Study
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

 

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Record and Track Student Research

Need to keep track of the undergraduate students you mentor? We have an Excel spreadsheet for you to use and it helps the University of Washington collect data on undergraduate research and creative practice too.  Every year, the University of Washington Provost asks for an accounting of undergraduate students who have participated in undergraduate research, community based service, and internships as students registered in classes and on a volunteer basis on all University of Washington campuses.  In order to comply with this requirement and to provide faculty with an easy way to compile this data, we provide this excel spreadsheet.  This spreadsheet is an easy way to track this information that can also be used for merit review and promotion and tenure purposes.

 

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Define a Project and Set Expectations

UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. 

Our faculty’s commitment to mentoring undergraduate students in research and creative practice is evidence of the importance of this value to obtaining an education at the UW Bothell.

Our goal on these web pages is to provide information and resources to UW Bothell faculty to facilitate their roles as great mentors! 

What are the characteristics of a great mentor?  Great mentors provide:

  • guidance and meets mentee where they are while helping them move toward independence
  • constructive criticism
  • a manageable project with achievable goals that offer challenge and intellectual growth
  • a support system for career path (next steps) and challenges

Great mentors are accessible, maintain open communication, and want to hear student questions!

What are the characteristics of fabulous mentees? Fabulous mentees are:

  • dedicated, reliable and invested in the research
  • problem solvers; they try to solve problems on their own before asking for guidance
  • positive, understand that they learn from mistakes and are not afraid to fail
  • organized and have a flexible schedule to get the work done when it needs to be done

Fabulous mentees ask questions, suggest ideas, are open to feedback and make a contribution to project.

Some readings and tools to assist you with defining projects and setting expectations

 

 

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Assess Student Learning

Some readings and tools to assist you with evaluating and assessing learning