An experienced individual engaged in a longitudinal professional developmental relationship with a more novice colleague or mentee; to aid the mentee’s transition toward fuller mastery of knowledge, skills and aptitudes necessary for success, professional progression, and capacity for independent contribution to science and/or practice in the field and productive professional and interprofessional engagement with others.
- It is expected that selected Mentors will participate with their mentees and otherwise in an estimated 9 hours in synchronous programming, 1 hour in asynchronous programming over the 12 months of the program; which includes travel to the AADR Annual Meeting and a two-day workshop for mentors at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Mentoring Workshop Series.
- Although mentors are welcome to attend some educational sessions developed for the mentees, some sessions, such as the grant application development sessions, are better suited for just the presenter and the mentee. All mentee educational sessions will be recorded for viewing at your convenience.
- As part of the development and assessment of this new mentoring program, mentors will be asked to provide a biannual report describing the mentoring activities and noting positive or challenging experiences, and to submit a self-evaluation of their experience via a survey instrument at the end of the 12 month commitment.
- For this program, the mentors are expected to guide an NIH grant writing experience. Mentor success with obtaining independent peer reviewed federal or non-federal research funding should be a requirement for eligibility to participate in the program. Eligible mentors should also have a history of peer review research publications, including recent publications.
It is understood that the mentees/participants may already have a research mentor at their institution. It is not the intention of this program that the participating mentors who are matched with a mentee/participant should replace or duplicate the mentor responsibilities already underway with the mentee. Mentoring responsibilities will pertain to the AADR MIND the Future programming.
 Mickel, N., Wiskur, B., James, J., VanWagoner, T., & Williams, V.N. (2018). Strategic Implementation of a Mentoring Assessment to Build a Network of Effective Mentors at a Seven-College Academic Health Sciences Center. Manuscript submitted for publication.