This page provides relevant resources on effective, inclusive and intentional mentor-based approaches to enhance diversity and strengthen recruitment, retention and graduation rates of students at 1890 LGIs in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences (FANH) fields. Achievement and exposure gaps, combined with social cues and conventions that lead underrepresented groups to shortchange themselves, can be combated with examples of success in academic areas they never considered before. Effective mentoring can be an effective tool to combat some of the achievement gaps and completion rates in FANH fields. Click the links below for access to useful and timely resources on mentoring.
- Fostering Virtual Communities & Communication Pathways for First-Generation Students (NASPA) – Learn about the student services UC Riverside (UCR) launched to replicate “hallway conversations” during the pandemic and how their mentorship program enhanced those strategies.
- 4 Strategies to Equip Peer Mentors to be Successful from UC Riverside (Mentor Collective) – UCR takes a hands-on approach to ensuring their mentors foster impactful relationships with their mentees. Check out the blog to learn about their mentor resource site, monthly mentorship newsletter and more.
- Ensuring First-Generation Student Access and Success: Breaking Down Barriers to Belonging (Mentor Collective) – Learn the key takeaways from our roundtable discussion led by Dr. Claudia Lampman, Vice Provost for Student Success at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Ozalle Toms, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Engagement and Success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Dr. Ande Durojaiye, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs at Northern Kentucky University.