Develop requirements for electives and other classes that will broaden the skills and versatility of students.
Create an institutional award for distinguished mentors. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have recently instituted such awards on the national level. Recognition at the institutional level is a key first step.
Specific techniques of enhancing and rewarding good mentoring must vary by institution. The purpose of this document is not to prescribe techniques, but to encourage a renewed commitment to mentoring at every level. We believe that such a commitment will bring personal as well as professional and institutional rewards to all members of the educational enterprise as they prepare the nation's next generation of scientists and engineers.