A Graduate Student Guide: Making the Most of Mentoring

A Graduate Student Guide: Making the Most of Mentoring

by Carol A. Mullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578863473

ISBN-13: 9781578863471

Pub. Date: 02/13/2006

Publisher: R&L Education

Here is a doorway through which readers will sneak a peak at the academy-its exterior and interior spaces. There is much within the academic environment that can invite entry or obstruct movement. With this text, doors have been opened for novice scholars and new faculty, as well as experienced academicians and administrators. Each chapter has an aperture on vital

Overview

Here is a doorway through which readers will sneak a peak at the academy-its exterior and interior spaces. There is much within the academic environment that can invite entry or obstruct movement. With this text, doors have been opened for novice scholars and new faculty, as well as experienced academicians and administrators. Each chapter has an aperture on vital mentoring issues (such as productive learning within groups, developing effective marketing and networking strategies, and creating successful student-centered programs) that, together, provides a broader perspective on the professoriate. Readers are guided through the process of becoming successfully mentored, largely by entering into viable relationships and learning the art of receiving and giving. The various mentoring formats described provide exposure to a wide range of options that readers can mindfully act upon; these also demonstrate the value of learning within one-to-one systems and group contexts. Finally, readers are given access to guarded secrets about graduate school, not only concerning unspoken norms but also the 'hidden curriculum' of the academy and of mentor's expectations. The mentoring concepts and practices narrated have all been tested in real-life settings. Further, the chapters' case scenarios and analyses are supported with data collected from multiple sources_documents, surveys, and interviews_including the Writers in Training (WIT), a long-standing doctoral cohort. Dozens of graduate students in education in particular, as well as faculty and administrators have contributed to this work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578863471
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
02/13/2006
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface: Opening the Academy's Doorxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxi
Part IGetting Started: Strategies and Options
Chapter 1Creating Mentoring Maps of the Academy3
Chapter 2Establishing Contact with Faculty and Peers23
Chapter 3Finding Out about Resources and Opportunities37
Part IIBecoming Immersed: Relating and Learning
Chapter 4Making Every Minute and Day Count55
Chapter 5Joining Mentoring Networks and Programs73
Chapter 6Practicing Comentoring and Reciprocity89
Part IIIEstablishing Leadership: Receiving and Giving
Chapter 7Gaining Disseminating and Publishing Skills109
Chapter 8Recognizing and Overcoming Job-Marketing Constraints127
Chapter 9Planning a Two-Way Mentorship Agenda147
Postscript: Closing the Academy's Door165
Appendix AProgram Dos for Thesis/Dissertation Writers171
Appendix BReflecting Student Input in a Faculty Supporting Letter175
Appendix CInitiating Communications with Doctoral Committee177
Appendix DDocumenting Changes on a Graduate Defense Form181
Appendix EListing Amendments on a Dissertation Review Form183
Appendix FCover Letter Accompanying Manuscript Submission187
Appendix GSummary of Changes Accompanying Reworked Paper189
Appendix HAcademic Review of a Paper Submitted to a Journal193
Appendix ICover Letter for an Assistant Professor Position195
References and Resources197
Index213
About the Author215

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