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On Being a Mentor A Guide for Higher Education Faculty

ISBN-10: 0805848975
ISBN-13: 9780805848977
Edition: 2006
Authors: W. Brad Johnson
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Description: On Being a Mentoris 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

On Being a Mentoris 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 Mentoris 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.

Preface
On Mentoring
Why Mentoring Matters
The Contours of Mentoring
Mentoring in Academe: A Glimpse Inside
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
On Mentoring Specific Groups
Mentoring Undergraduates
Mentoring Graduate Students
Mentoring Junior Faculty
Mentoring Across Sex
Mentoring Across Race
Managing Mentorships
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mentorship Dysfunction
Assessing Mentoring Outcomes
Recommendations for Department Chairs and Deans
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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