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ERIC Number: ED358769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring: An Essential Factor in the Doctoral Process for Minority Students.
Adams, Howard G.
This guide for doctoral students (especially those from minority groups) and their mentors examines the alliance between the doctoral student and his major professor (dissertation advisor). Mentoring is examined as an element of the doctoral process, including discussion of the roles of the mentor/protege in the alliance, the choosing of a mentor, the formalizing of the mentoring alliance, and the evaluation of the mentoring process (mentor checklist). Several points are stressed: (1) for minority students, good mentoring is a key variable for determining success or failure in completing a doctoral program; (2) selecting a mentor is critical in that the one chosen must have the time and interest to accept the student as a protege; and (3) the mentor, in order to have a successful mentor/protege relationship, needs to become familiar with the protege beyond the superficial level. The booklet concludes with information on effective mentoring techniques for faculty mentors and a list of things to do and not to do that the student should keep in mind when involved in a mentor relationship. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Minority Groups, Teacher Guidance, Teacher Student Relationship
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM), P.O. Box 537, Notre Dame, IN 46556 ($1.25 each for 1-10 copies, $1 each for more than 10 copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., Notre Dame, IN.