BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Faculty Mentoring

A Practical Manual for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers

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August 2015
9781620361726
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    Stylus Publishing
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    24th August 2015
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  • Language English
  • Pages 146 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
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August 2015
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    Stylus Publishing
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    21st August 2015
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August 2015
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    13th August 2015
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August 2015
9781620361740
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Faculty mentoring programs greatly benefit the institutions that have instituted them, and are effective in attracting and retaining good faculty.

Prospective faculty members commonly ask about mentoring at on-campus interviews, and indicate that it is a consideration when choosing a position. Mentoring programs also increase the retention rate of junior faculty, greatly reducing recruitment costs, and particularly help integrate women, minority and international faculty members into the institution, while providing all new hires with an orientation to the culture, mission and identity of the college or university.

The book provides step-by-step guidelines for setting up, planning, and facilitating mentoring programs for new faculty members, whether one-on-one, or using a successful group model developed and refined over twenty-five years by the authors. While it offers detailed guidance on instituting such programs at the departmental level, it also makes the case for establishing school or institutional level programs, and delineates the considerable benefits and economies of scale these can achieve.

The authors provide guidance for mentors and mentees on developing group mentoring and individual mentor / protégé relationships – the corresponding chapters being available online for separate purchase; as well as detailed outlines and advice to department chairs, administrators and facilitators on how to establish and conduct institution-wide group mentoring programs, and apply or modify the material to meet their specific needs.

For training and faculty development purposes, we also offer two chapters as individual e-booklets. Each respectively provides a succinct summary of the roles and expectations of the roles of Mentor and Mentee.

Faculty Mentoring / Mentor Guide
Faculty Mentoring / Mentee Guide

The booklets are affordably priced, and intended for individual purchase by mentors and mentees, and are only available through our Web site.

“This text speaks to a wide audience. The full volume will be useful for planners and directors of mentoring programs; individual chapters form stand-alone resources for their target readers (mentors, mentees, and administrators.) Faculty and administrators at institutions of all sizes will find usable insight in the text for mentoring programs funded at a variety of levels. Though geared toward the mentoring of early career faculty, the tools provided in Phillips and Dennison’s text may benefit even mid-career mentees. Finally, though written with mentoring efforts that are supported by institutions in mind, the volume also offers insight for those seeking or offering mentoring outside of formally run programs.”

- Reflective Teaching (Wabash Center)

"Faculty Mentoring: A Practical Manual For Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers is short, easy to read, and practically focused (more than half of the volume consists of appendices such as templates, forms, and schedules). The literature review is sequestered in the final chapter where those who are interested can seek it out, and others can readily bypass it. The chapters target specific audiences: mentors, mentoring group facilitators, mentees, chairs, administrators, and directors of mentoring programs (in that order). As such, the busy academic can quickly find and read what she or he needs."

The Department Chair - Reflective Teaching (Wabash Center)

"Phillips and Dennison's book is written for everyone involved in a faculty mentoring program: the mentors; the mentees; the department chairs, deans, and provosts who may play a supportive or evaluative role; and the person in charge of setting up and directing such a program, whether it focuses on individual or group mentoring. The work is concisely written, research-grounded, and wonderfully practical. It supplies all the how-tos of recruiting, relationship building, training, and cost estimating."

Linda B. Nilson, Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University - Reflective Teaching (Wabash Center)

“Mentoring in and by groups has worked effectively in my years of experience in higher education, and what was surprising at first but clear in the following years was the similarity of successful group mentoring strategies and outcomes for both students and faculty. Effective mentoring occurs by building community and nurturing learning and scholarship.

I encourage your reading of this book to find, among its wealth of perspectives, the approach that works best for you, your students, and your colleagues.”

Milton D. Cox, Director, Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching; and Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and Learning Communities Journal - Reflective Teaching (Wabash Center), Miami University

Foreword—Milton D. Cox
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Overview and Purpose of the Manual
Chapter 1: Tips for Mentors Inside or Outside the Department
Chapter 2: Guidelines for Setting Up, Planning, and Facilitating a Mentoring Group
Chapter 3: New Faculty Tips on Having a Successful Mentoring Experience
Chapter 4: Tips for Guidance of Departmental Mentoring
Chapter 5: Guidelines for Administrators
Chapter 6: Advice for the Director of a Faculty Mentoring Program
Chapter 7: Review of Mentoring in the Higher Education Literature

Appendices
Appendix A: Book and Web Resources
Appendix B: Relationship-Building Exercises
Appendix C: Active Mentoring Worksheets
Appendix D: Closure Activities
Appendix E: Group Mentoring Materials
Appendix F: Program Implementation Materials
Appendix G: Program Assessment Materials
Appendix H: Department-Level Materials
Appendix I: Sample Program Documents

About the Authors
Index

Susan L. Phillips

Susan L. Phillips developed the New Faculty Mentoring Program for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and served as the Director for five years. She has conducted regional and national workshops on mentoring and the tenure process at Lilly Conferences, the POD Conference, and to doctoral students, and has published articles on mentoring in the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and The Department Chair. She has been at UNCG since 1999, and is an Associate Professor of Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has an active teaching load and research agenda, which includes NIH-funded projects.

Susan T. Dennison

Susan T. Dennison is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at UNCG where she has been on faculty for 20 years. She has an active teaching and research program at UNCG with external funding at both the state and foundation levels. Susan’s expertise, teaching, and research have focused on group work for the past 30 years resulting in nine books along with numerous articles. She ran a national group consulting company and presented at both national and international conferences on group work. Susan was an ongoing consultant and trainer for the UNCG Faculty Mentoring Program.