M@P LogoWelcome to Mentoring at Purdue (M@P)!

 

Mentoring@Purdue (M@P) enhances the experiences of graduate students, faculty, and staff by fostering effective mentoring relationships. Our goal is to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities pursuing STEM-based agriculture and life sciences degrees.

About M@P

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a unique relationship between two individuals: a mentor and a protégé (or mentee). Mentors are commonly more experienced individuals who guide and support less experienced individuals. We believe mentoring can be extremely rewarding for both mentees and mentors.

In M@P, mentoring is more than academic advising. Mentors are academic advisors, coaches, counselors, role models, and advocates. M@P mentors provide enhanced academic, professional, and social support.

Mentors aren't just faculty and staff. Peer mentoring is a big part of M@P. Colleagues can coach each other to success.

Mission

M@P enhances the experiences of graduate students, faculty, and staff by fostering effective mentoring relationships.

To do that, we provide knowledge and guide stakeholders in higher education to mentor through diverse, equitable, and inclusive methods. Our stakeholders include faculty, graduate students, and administrators.

The M@P team hosts monthly workshops and webinars that highlight successful mentoring practices and individuals. These events also maintain partnerships with minority-serving institutions. The goal of our efforts is to prepare underrepresented minority students and other students for graduate school and careers.

Vision

M@P uses mentoring to increase the retention and persistence of underrepresented minority and women graduate students so they may advance to successful careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and agricultural disciplines. We assist students in the Purdue College of Agriculture, across our campus, and beyond.

Meet the M@P Team
Dr. Levon T. Esters is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. He is the lead co-director of M@P.

Dr. Neil Knobloch is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. He is co-director of M@P.


Zachary Brown is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. He is the program coordinator for M@P Summer Scholars Program.
Crenel Francis, Jr. is a masters' student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. He is a graduate assistant to the M@P Summer Scholars Program.
Stephen McBride is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication.





Victoria Parker is a master's student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Commination. She is the data coordinator on the M@P team where she administers and analyzes M@P workshop evaluations.

Arionne Patterson is a master's student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. She is the social media coordinator on the M@P team where she manages the M@P website and all social media platforms.
Andrés Zabala-Perilla is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication.




Events

M@P hosts a variety of workshops throughout the school year. This year, we plan to provide all of our workshops virtually.
Here are our upcoming events. Check back for updates and details.

Summer Scholars Program

The Mentoring@Purdue (M@P) Summer Scholars Program is a preeminent internal Pre-Graduate program within the Purdue College of Agriculture. The Summer Scholars Program aligns with M@P's overall vision by partnering with nearly a dozen Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to increase recruitment and persistence, and promote the interest of minorities pursuing graduate study.

The program is available to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and master's level graduate students who indicate a strong interest in pursuing a master's or doctoral level degree in STEM-based agricultural and life science degrees, or veterinary medicine.

M@P Summer Scholars 2021

We are currently planning for our potential 2021 program. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, our plans will be forthcoming. Please check back later for more information!

M@P Resources

Mentoring Guides

2020 M@P resource Guide (PDF)

Mentoring in Literature

Graduate Student/Faculty Mentoring Relationships: Who gets Mentored, How it Happens, and to What End (PDF)

Publications & Presentations

Summer Newsletter (PDF)
Fall Newsletter (PDF)

Mentoring in the News

Harvard Business Review: Demystifying Mentoring
The Modern Face of Mentoring

Mentoring Organizations

National Mentoring Partnership
University of New Mexico

Mentoring of Women

Mentoring of Women Faculty-The Role of Organizational Politics and Culture College of Journaliam and Communication University of Florida (PDF)
The Power of Dialogue and Meaningful Connectedness-Conversations between Two Female Scholars (PDF)

Peer Mentoring

A Taxonomy of the Characteristics of Student Peer Mentors in Higher Education uO Research (PDF)

Mentoring in Academia

A Faculty Mentoring Faculty (PDF)
Peer INCORPORATION AND MARGINALIZATION IN THE ACADEMY From Border Toward Center for Faculty of Color? (PDF)
Mentoring in Academia and Industry (PDF)
Mentoring of Women Faculty -The Role of Organizational Politics and Culture (PDF)
Mentoring @ Purdue
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