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Mentoring 101

Mentoring 101

AGHE

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

Care for a mint or…


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

Minotaur


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

http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar99/mentor.html Beans, B. E. (1999, March). Mentoring program helps young faculty feel at home. APA Monitor, 30(3).

http://www.mentornet.net The e-mentoring network for women in engineering and science (2002).

http://www.publichealth.uga.edu/geron/programs/geron_mentor.html

Southern Regional Student Mentoring Conference on Gerontology

and Geriatrics, The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology

http://www.jhartfound.org/pdf%20files/swleaders.pdf

Fostering Academic Leadership in Gerontology and

Geriatrics is Vital to the Future of Social Work Programs.

The John A. Hartford Foundation.

http://www.preparing-faculty.org/default.htm#about

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) is a national initative

that prepares aspiring faculty members for a career

in academia.