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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:26

Make Mentoring Work in Your Classroom or Lab

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Written by Bethany Adamec

January is National Mentoring Month. Mentoring helps students, beginning researchers, and early-career faculty persist and succeed in science. Below are some open-access, peer-reviewed resources from the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help infuse more mentoring into your classroom or lab. 

 

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR MENTORING NOVICE RESEARCHERS

M. Trujillo; Level: Undergraduate, Graduate, Early Career

Two resources for mentoring laboratory students and/or early career researchers are reviewed for their relevance and efficacy.  

 

COMPARING THE IMPACT OF COURSE-BASED AND APPRENTICE-BASED RESEARCH EXPERIENCES IN A LIFE SCIENCE LABORATORY CURRICULUM

C. Shapiro et al.; Level: Undergraduate

A research-based curriculum benefits all students; those participating in team-based research had similar learning gains to those participating in individually mentored research.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMS

J. M. Seeling and M. Choudhary; Level: Undergraduate

Guidelines for faculty who are mentoring undergraduate researchers.

 

BEYOND RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF OTHERS

R. McGee et al.; Level: Postdoctoral and Early Career

Resources for mentoring those just starting out in their own labs on the responsible conduct of research.

 

Bethany Adamec is a Science Education Specialist at ASM, where she communicates about ASM’s work in student and faculty professional development, supports the ASM Education Board, and works with colleagues to promote evidence-based education reform. 

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Amy L. Chang is the Education Director at ASM. She is using this space to communicate practical advice to develop courses, enhance one’s teaching, and motivate and retain students in the microbial sciences. She has 35 years of expertise in mentoring and advising students, fellows, advisers and faculty in the microbial sciences.

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