Mentoring resources

Wayne State University is fully committed to providing strong mentoring to maximize the success of our students and faculty by helping them achieve their full potential academically, emotionally and socially. 


The Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development Seminar Series offers students the opportunity to gain mentoring and advice from faculty across campus in topics such as work-life balance and managing mentor-mentee relationships, as well as topics such as constructing effective poster and oral presentations, resume development, and the creation of teaching portfolios.

Faculty and staff

Mentor training for faculty and staff is provided in collaboration with the NIH-funded NRMN and their Train-the-Trainer program. Annual Review/Individual Development Plans (AR/IDPSs) as well as the compacts developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are used to facilitate mentoring relationships between research advisors and doctoral students and between mentors and postdoctoral trainees. Specifically for faculty, Wayne State University offers university-wide mentoring programs including a mentoring program for department chairs and academic directors, research mentoring programs for new faculty and programs through departments, schools and colleges.

AR/IDP instructions for faculty mentors