The Bridge to Doctorate (BD) program requires that the university enhance its recruitment and mentoring efforts, including the development of a cohort of trained prospective faculty advisors.
Faculty advisors are expected to support BD Fellows in following years via funded research projects and by supporting student applications for national fellowships. Instructional or teaching assistantships may be used as gap funding if needed.
The university has adopted the NSF-approved “Entering Mentoring” program for faculty who will advise BD students. Any STEM faculty member who wishes to recruit and advise a BD Scholar must complete this mentor training program!
Working with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), we offer a number of sessions for Faculty on effective graduate student mentoring.