Graduate Programs in Bioscience
Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences
Center for Education Innovation and Learning

Summer 2017
9:00 – 10:30 am

RSVP to participate by May 22, 2017:

To enrich the academic experiences of UCLA’s undergraduate researchers and to provide leadership guidance
to UCLA’s graduate student and post-doctoral trainees who are about to embark on advance career aspirations. The goals of the mentoring seminar are to guide mentors to 1) understand “scientific teaching” and apply it in mentoring, 2) build relationship based on trust and respect with a mentee and 3) build community with other mentors.

Diana Azurdia, PhD (
Rachel Kennison, PhD (

Handlesman, J., Pfund, C., Miller, S. M. and Pribbenow, C., Entering Mentoring A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists, 2009. Madison, WI. Itchy Cat Press.

Course Materials:
Course materials and resources will be shared via BOX weekly. Must bring composition note book or journal to record reflections.

Session Date Description and Assignment
1 06/29/17 Introduction to Mentor Training
2 07/06/17 Aligning Expectations
3 07/13/17 Maintaining Effective Communication
4 07/20/17 Promoting Professional Development / Intro. to Mentorship Philosophy
5 07/27/17 Cultivating Ethical Behavior
6 08/03/17 Conflict Resolution
7 08/10/17 Addressing Equity and Inclusion
8 08/17/17 Assessing Understanding
9 08/24/17 Fostering Independence
10 08/31/17 Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy Plan