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Faculty/Staff Toolkit for Mentoring Graduate Students

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Fall 2017 Mentoring Workshop

"Helping Students in Difficult Situations: Strategies for Faculty Mentors"

Wednesday, October 4
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Room 104, Illini Union

Faculty play an important role in the campus community to helping support students in difficult situations. Please join us for a panel discussion with campus experts to discuss how to identify and refer distressed and distressing students.


  • Nicholas Dunn, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services
  • Sue Keller, Clinical Counselor, Faculty Staff Assistance Program
  • Bill Roberts, Associate Director/Director of Clinical Services, Counseling Center
  • Ross Wantland, Director, Diversity & Social Justice Education
  • Katherine Zilmer, Senior Assistant Dean, Office of the Dean of Students

Mentoring Guides

The following guides provide information and resources on a number of topics related to the mentoring of graduate students. The first set of links provides a comprehensive introduction, whereas the next set of links provide information on specific issues related to mentoring as described by the headings.

Introductions and Comprehensive Guides

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Setting Expectations

Providing Feedback

Practical Scenarios

Writing Letters of Recommendation

Management Practices

Research & Ethics

Graduate Student Mental Health

Mentoring resources for student mentees are posted at