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Two thought-provoking pieces from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

The comprehensive site - Motivating Adult Learners - includes sections on student motivation, instructional strategies, learning environment, eLearning, and obstacles to learning. Prepared by Kathleen O'Connell, University of Maryland, Baltimore County:

Mentoring Graduate Students - a resource site compiled by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University - offers suggestions and mentoring frameworks for faculty, regardless of discipline. Available at:

Attributes of an Effective Mentor - National Research Mentoring Network:

How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty - Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan:



Pontius, J. L., & Harper, S. R. (2006). Principles for good practice in graduate and professional student engagement. New Directions for Student Services, 2006(115), 47–58.

Ross-Gordon, J. (2011). Research on adult learners: Supporting the needs of a student population that is no longer nontraditional. Peer Review, 13(1), 26-29. Retrieved from the AAC&U website.



Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn by Raymond Wlodkowski, 2008

Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide, Kathleen Taylor et al., 2016

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide by Sharan Merriam and others, 2006

On Being a Mentor, W. Brad Johnson, 2015

Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses: Instruction that Motivates Learning by Raymond Wlodkowski & Margery Ginsberg, 2010

The Adult Learner, 7th Edition by Malcolm Knowles, 2011

The Graduate Advisor Handbook: A Student-Centered Approach, Bruce Shore, 2014