On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty

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Overview

On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty 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. This no-nonsense guide offers straightforward advice about managing problem mentorships and measuring mentorship outcomes. Practical case studies, vignettes, and step-by-step guidelines illuminate the process of mentoring throughout.
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"This book has multiple audiences and numerous potential uses. It can be used in graduate courses focused on student and faculty development and with cohorts and other groups where acclimation to the academy and relational learning are critical....the teachings of this book could serve faculty and administrators at all levels of experience. A final audience is mentoring scholars and researchers for whom this contemporary compendium of ideas and practices can further inform professions."
Education Review

"...Such a guide is an absolute necessity for any faculty member who cares about learning the art of mentoring and self-evaluation in the process...I got drawn in from beginning to end."
Carol A. Mullen
University of South Florida

"...The book will make mentoring a more practical process and provide a framework on how to do it...this book could become the authoritative guide for faculty, across disciplines in American Higher Education."
James M. O'Neil
University of Connecticut

"The value of this book is that it offers an excellent and comprehensive coverage of the research with regard to mentoring...The author clearly states what the nature of the problems can be."
Toni Campbell
San Jose State University

"... Johnson's book offers bountiful suggestions for developing productive mentor-protege relationships and offers an honest picture of just how difficult it is to be an effective mentor... all of us can learn much about mentoring from reading Mentor..." - William Buskist & Christopher Howard, PsycCRITIQUES

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805848960
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/30/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Why mentoring matters 3
2 The contours of mentoring 18
3 Mentoring in academe : a glimpse inside 32
4 What mentors do : mentoring functions 45
5 Who mentors are : mentorship-facilitating characteristics and qualities 71
6 Designing a mentorship 83
7 The seasons of mentorship : common relationship phases 97
8 The ethical mentor : doing no harm 104
9 Mentoring undergraduates 119
10 Mentoring graduate students 127
11 Mentoring junior faculty 141
12 Mentoring across sex 152
13 Mentoring across race 166
14 Diagnosis and treatment of mentorship dysfunction 181
15 Assessing mentoring outcomes 205
16 Recommendations for department chairs and deans 222
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