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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 links 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


Guide for Faculty: Mentoring Graduate Students

A Faculty Guide to Mentoring

Mentoring First Generation Students of Color

University of Michigan: How to Mentor Graduate Students

Race and Diversity in the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Student-Advisor Expectations Scales

Grad EXCEL Peer Mentor Program


Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars

Mentoring and Training Postdoctoral Scholars

NPA: Mentoring Plans for Postdoctoral Scholars


Graduate Academic Counselor

Supports students with their academic journey with in-person meetings, phone meetings, and workshops.

UC Merced Faculty/Graduate Student Conflict Management