Mentorship and the New American University

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Science Careers


American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Mentorship is an essential force in our national efforts to open the doors to all of our fellow citizens. Although mentoring has helped increase diversity over the past 20 years, these efforts have been carried out on an ad-hoc basis with limited human and economic resources. Debates about the best mentoring models generate a myriad of possibilities, but very few institutions develop programs that are successful over the long-term. Failure to implement beneficial plans that stress diversity threatens the American educational system.


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