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Transformative Conversations: A Guide to Mentoring Communities Among Colleagues in Higher Education

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From the Inter-generational Mentoring Community project, which develops the next generation of academic leaders, comes formation mentoring, a process to enable faculty to recover, sustain, and further develop a sense of vocation, mission, and purpose. This book is a concise and practical guide to convening and sustaining these kinds of formation mentoring groups in higher education. It provides the necessary direction and structure to orient the process but is open-ended enough to apply across many settings and ...

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Overview

From the Inter-generational Mentoring Community project, which develops the next generation of academic leaders, comes formation mentoring, a process to enable faculty to recover, sustain, and further develop a sense of vocation, mission, and purpose. This book is a concise and practical guide to convening and sustaining these kinds of formation mentoring groups in higher education. It provides the necessary direction and structure to orient the process but is open-ended enough to apply across many settings and professional or educational disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118288276
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,364,024
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Felten is assistant provost, director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and associate professor of history at Elon University. H-Dirksen L. Bauman is professor and chair of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies and coordinator for the Office of Bilingual Teaching and Learning at Gallaudet. Aaron Kheriaty is the director of Residency Training and Medical Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. Edward Taylor is a professor of education and vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE ix by Parker J. Palmer

FOREWORD: REMEMBERING WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW xiii by Angeles Arrien and Rachel Naomi Remen

INTRODUCTION 1

Interlude: Finding the Time and Space for a More Meaningful Professional Life 11

1 What Is a Formation Mentoring Community? 13

Interlude: Message in a Bottle 27

2 Cultivating Growth: Conversation in Community 31

Interlude: Is There a Place for Me in a Formation Mentoring Community? 63

3 The Basics of Creating Formation Mentoring Communities on Your Campus 65

4 Collaborative Stewardship: Facilitating a Formation Mentoring Community 95

5 From Individual to Institutional Change: Ripples of Transformation 117

AFTERWORD: BEYOND THE SMALL GROUP 131
by Rachel Naomi Remen and Angeles Arrien

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES 137

NOTES 147

GRATITUDES 153

ABOUT THE AUTHORS 157

INDEX 163

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