Harvard Griffin GSAS and University resources exist to help students navigate their academic careers, including:
- Academic Resource Center
- Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- Disability Access Office
- Fellowships & Writing Center
- Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
- Office of Financial Aid
- Student Center at Harvard Griffin GSAS
- Office of Student Services
- Title IX Resource Coordinators
- Mignone Center for Career Success
Many Harvard programs, faculty, and graduate students have developed advising documents and guides that can be adapted or used to start discussions about effective advising and expectations.
- The Advising Project Canvas Site: The Advising Project site is the go-to advising resource for faculty, students, and staff.
- Kramer Lab Expectations: Professor Elena Kramer outlines her expectations for graduate students and lists what graduate students can expect from her on her lab's website.
- Goodrich Lab Best Practices: Professor Lisa Goodrich employs a strategy to ensure transparency and create a positive lab culture by recommending best practices designed to benefit all members of the research community.
- Department of Sociology Doctoral Advising Conversation Guide: PhD students and faculty in the Department of Sociology worked together to develop a Doctoral Advising Conversation Guide that aims to outline questions students might ask at different phases of the doctoral program.
- Harvard Griffin GSAS Crimson Folder: Harvard Griffin GSAS has prepared guidance and resources for administrators, faculty, or staff members to assist Harvard Griffin GSAS students in distress.
Professional societies and academic institutions have developed guides focused on the advising relationship that can be useful in developing and improving an advising practice.
- The National Academies of Science, Education, and Medicine has a user-friendly online guide that provides evidence-based resources relevant to all disciplines, including advice for institutions, programs, advisors, and advisees.
- The University of Minnesota provides an online training module titled Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring.
- The University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School provides many excellent advising documents, including:
- The Modern Language Association (MLA) issued a report on ethical conduct in graduate education.
Reach out to The Advising Project to share an advising experience, ask questions, get information about mentorship presentations and skill-building workshops for your community, or share a resource.