Mentoring Mary Murphy; TA Training Workshop; January 8, 2007 firstname.lastname@example.org. a professional relationship in which one provides advice and/or psychosocial support that will contribute to another's professional and personal development .
In his recent book, Richard Light1 has made a persuasive case that the learning that goes on outside of the classroom is more memorable and vital for undergraduate students and that much of the value in an undergraduate education can come from such interactions, particularly those with faculty and graduate mentors.
1Light, R. (2001). Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
1Barba, J. and Troeger, D. R. (1999). Candid comments on Mentoring Undergraduates.