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Student Notebook

Ways to Make the Most of Peer Mentoring Experiences

We often have opportunities to learn and guide our academic peers — why not get the most out of it? ... More>

Remembering William P. Banks

William P. Banks is remembered as a great mentor and scientist. ... More>

Mentoring Works Best When Adults, Kids Share Common Interests

Teaching Tips

Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring the Non-Traditional Graduate Student

Although university classrooms are traditionally populated by recent high school graduates and their peers, the number of non-traditional students entering college has increased in recent years. As changing technology and economic fluctuations affect the job market, many people are returning to school, both undergraduate and graduate, in pursuit of advanced degrees. According to the Council of Graduate Schools (2009), there has been a substantial increase in the number of non-traditional graduate students, and the trend is predicted to continue. By 2018, approximately 3.4 million graduate students will be age 35 and older. These students are likely to encounter different obstacles in completing advanced degrees than traditional students who move from undergraduate programs directly into graduate school.... More>

Mentoring Programs – How Effective Are They?

Whether it’s parents, teachers, coaches, or family friends, there’s no question that adults serve as powerful role models for youth as they transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Mentoring programs across the United States have tried to harness the power of positive role models in the hopes that relationships with an adult mentor will help to support kids’ socioemotional and cognitive development. But are mentoring programs effective? And do all programs have equally positive effects?... More>