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Faculty Mentoring: Resources

Mentoring Resource

Books, Course, Forms, Videos & Other Resources

MidWeek Mentoring Videos

These SIUE produced 20-minute, on-line and on-demand professional development seminars are available anywhere with WiFi and accessible from computers, laptops, tablets, or cell phones.

Relevant videos about mentoring include:

How Can I Learn Best from My Mentor?
How Can I Be an Effective Mentor?
How Do I Create a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program?
Access to the above videos and more can be gained by registering.


This online professional development course developed by University of Minnesota called Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring: An Online Curriculum for the Professional Development of Research Mentors.  

The course takes about 90-120 minutes to complete and is applicable to all disciplines.

Course Objectives: 

  • Appreciate and communicate to mentees the importance of mentoring in their development as researchers.
  • Articulate the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and a mentee.
  • Engage in mentoring as a formally structured process, with clear goals, definable phases, and metrics to measure achievement.
  • Apply general strategies to promote effective mentoring relationships.
  • Identify and overcome challenges to effective mentoring.

How to register for the free course:

1.     Click this link:

2.    Click “Register” button in middle of page.

3.    Click red “Add to Cart” on right-half of page.

4.    Click red “Checkout” button in pop-up box.

5.    Click red “Checkout” button on top or bottom of page.

6.    Click red “Continue” button under “I’m new to the University.”

7.    Fill out the registration form provided. Click “Submit” button. (After submitting the registration form, you will receive an email from regarding your new account. You may keep this email for future reference.)

8.    Click red “Continue” button.

9.    Fill in your ID (email address used to register) and password you created. Click red “Sign In” button.

10.  Review information for your account profile. Only portions with a red asterisk are required. Initial in the spaces at the bottom of the page and click red “Continue Checkout” button.

11.  Complete questionnaire. Only portions with a red asterisk are required. Check the “Privacy Confirmation” box. Click “Continue Checkout.”

12.  On the “Receipt” page, click “Learner Portal” at the top left of the page. Then click “Learner Home.” You will see under “My Current Courses” the course “Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring.” Click the course title to begin the course.


Ted Talks on Mentoring

Other Resources

ALCTS Mentoring Programs

What mentors and mentees can expect from the program

  • Mentee: Career planning, job assistance, shaping careers, and succession planning with an eye on sustainability, legacy, realism, structure, & expectations and an emphasis on professional career – especially at the entry level.

  • Mentor: Exposure to new ideas and interests, new opportunities for professional challenges, personal satisfaction in sharing your career experience, knowledge and skills, opportunity to reflect on your own practices, opportunity to practice developmental behaviors outside own direct line responsibilities, learning from the shared interactions with mentees.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Mentoring Map

Finding Books on Mentoring

To locate books on mentoring, coaching, etc. search in the UFind Catatog in the following the following two call number sections.

  • BF 637
  • HF 5381-5389