Strategies for Mentoring and Advising Graduate Students of Color
With Dr. Ayesha Boyce
Monday, October 21, 2020
While graduate students have many identities, ethnicity often remains the most salient identity for graduate students of color. Drawing from previous research on evaluation, higher education literature, and personal reflections, this presentation outlines five strategies for mentoring and advising graduate students of color. These include: 1) Consider the impact of vicarious trauma, 2) Assist with the facilitation of peer and mentors ‘squads’, 3) Respect, honor, and celebrate students’ culture, religion, and families, 4) Be vigilant of microaggressions and practice microvalidations, and 5) Develop mentoring competence. Each strategy will be presented along with reflections and practical examples for implementation.