Launched by Dean Emma Dench, The Advising Project is an in-depth initiative focused on improving the advising experience of master’s and PhD students at Harvard Griffin GSAS. The project has partnered with faculty, students, and staff across Harvard Griffin GSAS to support effective advising relationships that allow our diverse community of graduate students to flourish as scholars and develop as professionals in their chosen fields. Work to date has included: partnering with the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) to deliver workshops led by CIMER-trained facilitators; partnering with the leaders of the Task Force on Managing Student Mental Health to understand the survey data relating to mental health and advising; and co-facilitating events with the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for graduate students.
A suite of resources is available on The Advising Project’s Canvas site for advisors and advisees at all stages to find recommendations for effective advising, quick tips, and links to the latest scholarship on advising and mentoring.
Reach out to The Advising Project to share an advising experience, ask questions, or get information about mentorship presentations and skill-building workshops for your community.