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Peer Mentoring Peer Consultants/Mentors can work with you on one-on-one basis to address your questions, challenges, or concerns relating to your research. Although you will find colleagues at your department or school with whom you can discuss these issues, we hope that an additional support system at the university level will also be helpful.

Although research is an important aspect of academic life, the time devoted to it could easily get compressed between teaching and service. Therefore, maintaining an active and successful research agenda requires a good amount of planning and reflection. As journal publishing has become increasingly competitive and time-demanding, Peer Consultants can support faculty to increase research productivity by encouraging effective planning and execution of research projects.

Peer Consultants/Mentors understand mentoring in research as an alliance of two people that creates a space for dialogue. Mentoring activities involve reflection, action, and learning for both parties. There is a difference between mentoring and coaching in that, unlike a coach, a mentor does not tell people what to do and how to achieve a specific goal at a specific time. Mentoring is an open-ended process, which aims to facilitate self-development. In turn, self-development is based on the ability of an academician to reflect on the important aspects of his/her job, such as teaching, research, and service.

To request Research-related Consulting/Mentoring fill out this Request Form .

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