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Mentoring 101

Mentoring 101


Faculty Development Committee

Webinar #1, March 31, 2009

Telemachus and Mentor

Aghe faculty mentoring guide
AGHE Faculty Mentoring Guide

  • For mentors and mentees

  • Offer alternatives to traditional mentoring

  • How to seek a mentor or mentee

  • Mentoring programs

  • Obstacles

  • Template forms

  • Additional resources

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Mentoring 101
Mentoring in Gerontology Education: New Graduate Student PerspectivesPeyton, Morton, Perkins & Dougherty, (2001). Educational Gerontology

  • Multidisciplinary perspective

  • Mentor or advisor

  • Types of mentors

  • Need

  • Phases

  • Selection


Are you mentor material
Are you mentor material Perspectives

A mentor has moved beyond preoccupation with self to foster growth of a developing professional.

The most important function of a mentor is assisting in the realization of a dream.

Levinson, Darrow, Klein, et al., 1978

Mint material

Types of mentors
Types of Mentors Perspectives

  • The informational mentor

  • Peer mentor

  • Retiree mentor

  • Competitor Mentor

  • Grandparent mentor

Peyton et al. 2001

Characteristics of a mentor
Characteristics of a Mentor Perspectives

  • Encourage and demonstrate confidence in your mentee.

  • Value mentee as a person

  • Supportive professional environment

  • Don’t deny your own ignorance

  • Be liberal with feedback

  • Provide exposure for your mentee

  • Allow your mentee to assist and be generous with credit

Obama with career

mentor Emil Jones

Alternatives to traditional mentoring
Alternatives to Traditional Mentoring Perspectives

  • Layered Mentoring

  • Rolling Mentoring

  • Mentoring outside Institution

"When one teaches, two learn."

-Robert Half

Finding a mentee
Finding a Mentee Perspectives

Of those in my department junior to me, who is pursuing work or has strengths similar to my own?

To whom do I gravitate?

Liking your mentee goes a long way toward a successful relationship.

Finding Nemo

Mentor checklist
Mentor Checklist Perspectives

  • Know your mentee

  • Expectations

  • Promotion/Tenure

  • Regular meetings

  • Written goals

  • Change

  • Networking

  • Shared work

Phases of mentoring
Phases of Mentoring Perspectives

  • Initiation

  • Cultivation

  • Separation

  • Redefinition

Characteristics of a mentee
Characteristics of a Mentee Perspectives

  • Eagerness to learn

  • Seriousness

  • Take the initiative

  • Flexibility

  • Promptness

  • Provide feedback

  • Interest

Questions for a mentee
Questions for a Mentee Perspectives

  • How do you know if you are being adequately mentored?

  • Completing an evaluation will guide the future direction of your relationship.

On line resources
On-line Resources Perspectives Beans, B. E. (1999, March). Mentoring program helps young faculty feel at home. APA Monitor, 30(3). The e-mentoring network for women in engineering and science (2002).

Southern Regional Student Mentoring Conference on Gerontology

and Geriatrics, The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology

Fostering Academic Leadership in Gerontology and

Geriatrics is Vital to the Future of Social Work Programs.

The John A. Hartford Foundation.

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) is a national initative

that prepares aspiring faculty members for a career

in academia.