Ortiz Research Group Diversity Website
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
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Departmental Best Practices

Search Committees

MIT Faculty Search Committee Handbook - This handbook is intended to aid in diversifying the applicant pool when conducting searches.

University of Michigan
Faculty Recruitment Handbook. This Handbook describes best practices, from initiation through evaluation, for a complete faculty search. University of Michigan.
-2007 : STRIDE Faculty Recruitment Workshop Presentation (2007): PowerPoint ; PDF The PowerPoint presentation is designed to provide workshop attendees both with background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful (in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring the candidates you want to attract). 
- Faculty Candidate Evaluation Tool
- Positive and Problematic Practices in Faculty Recruitment

University of Wisconsin-Madison : "Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions"

Stanford University : Guide to Recruiting and Retaining an Excellent and Diverse Faculty at Stanford.

Where to advertise faculty positions and recruit underrepresented minorities for graduate school

Departmental Climate & Retention

University of Michigan : Creating a Positive Departmental Climate : Best Practices

Frequently-Asked Questions:  Retention of Science and Engineering Faculty who are Women and/or Members of Racial/Ethnic Minorities


Quality Education for Minorities Mentoring Workshop for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Engineering Students and Faculty/Staff Advisors

Quality Education For Minorities Mentoring Workshop for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Engineering Students and Faculty/Staff Advisors - Baltimore, MD, November 2009 Final Report, February 2010

Getting to the Next Level Stephanie Adams, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009

Careers in Industry Stephanie Adams, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009 

Mentoring Minority Undergrads in Engineering Alvin P. Kennedy, Morgan State University, 2009

Maximizing Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Productivity  M. Brian Blake, University of Notre Dame, 2009

Graduate School Planning and Other Topics M. Brian Blake, University of Notre Dame, 2009

Broadening Participation in Engineering Omnia El-Hakim, NSF Directorate for Engineerins, 2009

Views on Mentoring: Mentor's Perspectives Delia J. Valles-Rosales, New Mexico State University, 2009

Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century Eugene DeLoatch, Morgan State University, 2009

The Many Shapes of Mentoring: Women and Men of Color in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education Lorelle L. Espinosa, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), 2009

Entrepeneurship: Why Not Me? Juan E. Figueroa, National Science Foundation, 2009

The LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Program A. James Hicks Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM Division of Human Resource Development, EHR, NSF, 2009

How to Manage Your Mentoring Relationships: The Key to Advancement S. Keith Hargrove, Tennessee State University, 2009

Preparing Undergraduate Engineering Majors to Meet Academic Expectations Garrick E. Louis, University of Virginia, 2009 

Faculty Development Garrick E. Louis, University of Virginia, 2009

A Glance at Disturbing Trends in STEM Education for Minorities Garrick E. Louis, University of Virginia, 2009

Looking from the Balcony: Personal Experiences with Mentoring and Academia Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009

Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Engineers Percy A. Pierre, Michigan State University, 2009

Mentoring: Models of Success Karl W. Reid, United Negro College Fund, 2009

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Enabling Young Investigators Carmen Sidbury, National Science Foundation, 2009

Mentoring Undergraduate Engineering Education Students Susan Staffin Metz, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009

Transboundary Navigation: Are You Ready? Victor McCrary, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, 2009

Professional Ethics and Decorum Rosemarie D. Wesson, NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), 2009  


A New Approach to Mentoring : Kathy E. Kram and Monica C. Higgins, MIT Sloan Management Review, September 2008.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty : Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How to Mentor Graduate Students : A Guide for Faculty at a Diverse University : University of Michigan

How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide For Graduate Students at a Diverse University : University of Michigan, the Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Mentoring Junior Faculty. Boyce, M., Cebe P., Gibson L., et al (2006) Mentoring Booklet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT Report to the Faculty on Advising and Mentoring of Undergraduates : March 2005.

MIT Guide for Informal Mentoring

Where to direct underrepresented minority students and scholars to for fellowships and scholarships

Mentoring for Academic Careers in Engineering: Proceedings of the PAESMEM/ Stanford Engineering Group : Eve Riskin, Mari Ostendorf, Pamela Cosman, Michelle Effros, Jia Li, Sheila Hemami, Robert M. Gray, 2005.

The International Mentor: Strategies and Guidelines for the Practice of Mentoring : W. Brad Johnson, United States Naval Academy, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 33 (1), 88-96, 2002.

Do graduate students need mentoring? Luna, G. and D. Cullen, College Student Journal, 1998. 32(3): p. 322-330.

Mentoring and women in academia: Reevaluating the traditional model : C. Chandler, NWSA Journal, 1996. 8: p. 79-100.

Supervisory mentoring by advisors: Relationships with doctoral student potential, productivity, and commitment : Green, S.G. and T.N. Bauer, Personnel Psychology, 1995. 48: p. 537-561.

Teaching Engineering : Philip Wankat and Frank Oreovicz, Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering

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