Why Don’t We Teach PhDs to Be Mentors?

Do you think of yourself as a mentor? What is your mentoring persona? How are your relationships with your own mentors? In this article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Maria LaMonaca Wisdom describes her “Best Practices in Mentoring” course, in which she teaches PhD students about navigating their relationship with their mentors and helps them develop the skills to become effective mentors. The article includes a list of resources useful for graduate students who want to know more about the art of mentoring.