ERIC Number: ED393345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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The Role of Quality Mentoring in the Recruitment and Retention of Women Students of Color at the University of Minnesota.
Dickey, Corinne Ann
In light of the importance of mentoring as a tool for social integration into the "organization culture," this research examined mentoring in academia among women at the graduate and undergraduate level in three programs at the University of Minnesota. The three programs were designed to recruit, retain, and graduate persons of color at the postsecondary level. The broad research questions examined how students and faculty/staff perceive the mentoring process, and how these perceptions illuminate the Quality Mentoring Model (QMM.) Using case study methodology, information was derived from 38 semi-structured interviews with students, faculty mentors, and administrators. Data were also obtained from questionnaires, demographic sheets, program documents, and statistical information. The study found that, in the program without any mentoring, peers perceived the need and served informally as mentors to one another. In the program that included a planned mentoring component the commitment to and degree of mentoring provided by faculty varied significantly. In the third program the coordinator served as a traditional, "one-way" type of mentor. The Quality Mentoring Model (QMM) was developed to emphasize the meaningful realities of the reciprocal nature of quality mentoring. Appendixes contain study materials and data. (Contains over 120 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: University of Minnesota
Note: Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota.