The University of Chicago is developing new resources to help faculty become more effective mentors and provide meaningful and timely feedback to students. The UChicago Faculty Development Program, in collaboration with the Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning, UChicagoGRAD, and graduate student advisors, is creating these resources along with opportunities to engage graduate students by connecting them to various tools, activities, and resources designed to help them succeed at the University and make informed decisions about their careers. Additional tools for measurement and evaluation will also be developed.

A list of upcoming mentoring training sessions for faculty sessions is available below, and sessions for graduate students will be posted soon. Departmental trainings are available by request. For more information, email

Tools and Resources

  • Mentoring Graduate Students ToolkitThis toolkit provides general principles for mentoring specific to the UChicago context and offers a number of additional resources that faculty can share with students. It also includes recommendations for virtual mentoring.
  • Graduate Student Mentee Toolkit: This toolkit is a supplement to the Mentoring Graduate Students Toolkit for UChicago educators. It aims to complement graduate student resources developed within departments and divisions while specifically addressing the UChicago context. It also includes recommendations for virtual mentoring. 

Additional tools and resources to assist faculty and students throughout the mentoring process are in development and will be posted to this page soon. You can also reference the Report by the Committee on Graduate Education, Appendix 12, for sample mentoring guides.