Office of Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Mentoring Undergraduate Students

Depending on the nature of your research or the students’ project, your mentoring style and needs may vary. Here are some resources and information to help with mentoring.

Promotion and Tenure

Faculty who supervise undergraduate researchers may get credit for this work in tenure, promotion, merit-based salary decisions, and in teaching assignments. Experience with mentoring undergraduate researchers should be listed on your CV. It is best to consult with your Chair or Director and the Promotion and Tenure Committee in your unit about expectations for faculty at your career stage.

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award Recipients Blog

Every spring, the UR&CI opens for nomination for the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. We have asked some of those recipients to share their stories on our Blog.

Advice from Current Faculty Members

Dr. Christopher Coss — Pharmaceutical Sciences 


Dr. Peter Mansoor — Military History
Dr. Tasleem Padamsee