Graduate Student Mentoring

The Graduate Student Mentoring Committee began working in the spring of 2019 to identify mentoring best practices and develop resources for faculty members, graduate students, and graduate programs. 

Mentoring Graduate Students: A Faculty Guide is a product of that work. It provides a working definition of mentoring, a list of recommended best practices, and suggestions to help programs begin conversations about their cultures of mentoring.

In February 2023, the Graduate Student Mentoring Course was launched in Canvas. The self-paced online course is designed to help all UT graduate students build strong mentoring relationships and develop networks of mentors on campus. The course is the product of several years of work by the Graduate Student Mentoring Committee with support from the Graduate School, the Center for Teaching and Learning and Texas Career Engagement. The modules for the course can be taken individually or together. In total, the course takes a few hours to complete, though it is a resource for graduate students to access throughout their time at UT.

Mentoring Graduate Students: A Faculty Guide


The Graduate Student Mentoring Committee developed this guide to share mentoring best practices and recommendations to help programs formalize mentoring initiatives that enhance graduate student success.

Graduate Student Mentoring Course

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This course in Canvas includes modules covering numerous aspects of the graduate student experience, as well as testimonials from students and links to helpful resources. 

Mentoring Resources

External Resources