Recommendations for online mentorship of graduate students: Opinion

Professors need to adapt when mentoring graduate students online, writes Mai P Trinh. Trinh recommends that supervisors develop effective mentorship skills so that they can support students who they rarely see in person. The author recommends that supervisors build an online community and connect with students holistically rather than focusing only on research. Trinh encourages supervisors to facilitate team-building and collaborative activities so that students can learn from each other as well as from an academic. Finally, the author recommends that supervisors have fun with their students but be authentic and honest about the challenges that academics face to help facilitate student learning. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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