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On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty
     

On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty

by W. Brad Johnson
 

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ISBN-10: 0805848967

ISBN-13: 9780805848960

Pub. Date: 08/30/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

On Being a Mentor is the definitive guide for faculty in higher education who wish to mentor both students and junior faculty. It features strategies, guidelines, best practices, and recommendations for professors who wish to excel in this area. Written in a pithy style, this no-nonsense guide offers straightforward advice about managing problem mentorships

Overview

On Being a Mentor is the definitive guide for faculty in higher education who wish to mentor both students and junior faculty. It features strategies, guidelines, best practices, and recommendations for professors who wish to excel in this area. Written in a pithy style, this no-nonsense guide offers straightforward advice about managing problem mentorships and measuring mentorship outcomes. Practical cases studies, vignettes, and step-by-step guidelines illuminate the process of mentoring throughout.

Other outstanding features include:

  • research-based advice on the rules of engagement for mentoring, mentor functions, qualities of good mentors, and methods for forming and managing student-faculty relationships;
  • summaries of the common mentoring relationship phases and guidance for adhering to ethical principles when serving as a mentor;
  • guidance about mentoring specific populations, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and protégés who differ from the mentor in terms of sex and race; and
  • recommendations for department chairs and deans on how to foster an academic culture of mentoring.

On Being a Mentor is intended for professors, department chairs, and deans in a variety of educational settings, including colleges, universities, and medical and law schools and is suitable for professors in all fields of study including the sciences, humanities, psychology, education, and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805848960
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/30/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: On Mentoring. Why Mentoring Matters. The Contours of Mentoring. Mentoring in Academe: A Glimpse Inside. Part II: On Being a Mentor. What Mentors Do: Mentoring Functions. Who Mentors Are: Mentorship-Facilitating Characteristics and Qualities. Designing a Mentorship. The Seasons of Mentorship: Common Relationship Phases. The Ethical Mentor: Doing No Harm. Part III: On Mentoring Specific Groups. Mentoring Undergraduates. Mentoring Graduate Students. Mentoring Junior Faculty. Mentoring Across Sex. Mentoring Across Race. Part IV: Managing Mentorships. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mentorship Dysfunction. Assessing Mentoring Outcomes. Recommendations for Department Chairs and Deans.

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