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Mentoring Information and Resources


Mentorship is one of the most important aspects of the faculty-graduate student relationship. As a mentor, a faculty member guides their student through the acquisition of technical and theoretical knowledge necessary to their field of study while also providing general assistance, support, empathy and respect throughout, and often beyond, the student's graduate career. 

Below, find some useful guidelines related to mentoring at UC Merced.


UC Merced Mentoring Guidelines and Information

Graduate Council Mentoring Guidelines

Graduate Student's Rights & Responsibilities

Graduate Student Policies & Procedures Handbook 2017/18

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GradEXCEL Peer Mentor Program

The GRAD-EXCEL Program, run by Graduate Division, is designed to promote early success in first-year doctoral students, through coaching and engagement with a community of advanced doctoral peer mentors. Each incoming doctoral student will be guided by a GRAD-EXCEL Peer Mentor (matched by research discipline) as they acclimate to UC Merced and their graduate studies during their first academic year.

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Mentoring Diverse Populations

Mentoring First Generation Students of Color

Race and Diversity in the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

A Faculty Guide to Mentoring

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Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars

Mentoring and Training Postdoctoral Scholars

NPA: Mentoring Plans for Postdoctoral Scholars

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