The Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring seeks to improve the mentoring culture at CSU to ultimately elevate the educational and training success of CSU graduate students and post-doctorates. GCIM is committed to providing a supportive environment in which faculty, post-doctorates, and graduate students share and learn excellent mentoring skills, enabling them to be successful mentees as well as mentors.
Building a Thriving Culture of Mentoring Excellence
An important objective of GCIM is to equip mentors with the expertise and resources needed to help mentees meet their goals and expectations. This includes finding success and gratification in their chosen profession, developing excellent communication skills, and setting reasonable goals on a personal and professional level, to name a few. As such, mentors should exhibit the personal attributes that will demonstrate to the mentees how to be productive, successful, and confident in their chosen field. Some of the characteristics of a good mentor should include:
- a willingness to share knowledge and skills necessary to succeed
- maintaining a constructive attitude with mentees and a willingness to listen before providing advice
- being open and honest with the mentees
- being supportive and accessible in times of need
Furthermore, mentors should be culturally responsive and mentor through a lens of equity and inclusion to best support the success of graduate student and post-doctorate mentees, including those groups that have been traditionally under-served.
GCIM is pleased to provide:
CIMER Trained Faculty
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The Graduate School commissioned task forces in 2016, one led by students and one by faculty, to develop white papers on mentoring. Links to the pdf documents are provided below:
Visit our Grant Funding Resources page to find mentoring plan templates for advisors and grant writing courses for students.
Research Mentoring to Advance Inclusivity in STEM (RMAIS) is a project of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) and was funded by The Women & Gender Collaborative at CSU. This initiative is designed to provide enhanced experiences and improve gender inclusivity for graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty engaged in STEM research. While focused on gender and STEM, much of this work also incorporates identity and intersectional identity more broadly.
Signature Events - Graduate Students, Faculty and Postdocs Welcome
Mentor Mondays – a series discussing effective mentoring relationships and their critical role in the graduate community. Spring 2021 topics are:
February 1 | Community and Connection – How Are You Doing, How Can We Help?
March 1 | Invited Speaker Dr. Kimberly Griffin | Equity Based Mentorship and Supporting Early Career BIPOC Scholars
April 5 | Mentoring How To – for Graduate Students and Post-Docs
May 3 | Life After Vaccinations – Let Us Talk About Fall
Register and view more information for each session at graduateschool.colostate.edu/events/
Spotlight Scholarships and Professional Development Opportunities for Students
Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey
The Graduate School is committed to the success of all students. To this end, the Graduate School surveys graduate students every two to three years to assess student satisfaction related to campus climate, professional development, and mentoring support. The results of our latest survey are here.
Principles of Community
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. A collaborative and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.
Graduate Ram Impact
Maria Steffen enrolled in a course called “Design Thinking Collaborative” and made tiny homes with other students. Read the articles: CSU students build model tiny home to start affordable housing conversation in the Coloradoan Student-led tiny house project lays foundation
As appearing in Magazine.csusystem.edu | March, 2021 | by Coleman Cornelius GROWING FOOD SECURITY GRADUATE STUDENTS HUGO PANTIGOSO and Savannah Hobbs have regularly relied on the Colorado State University food pantry to fill gaps in their grocery needs. Last summer, they
As appearing in ENGR.Source.colostate.edu | March, 2021 | by Andrea Leland Five questions with ECE alum Robert Beauchamp, member of Perseverance mission team Robert Beauchamp is an alumnus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. He