ERIC Number: ED204273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Faculty Expectations of Doctoral and Career Mentors.
Stein, Sandra L.
School of education faculty members from one college and one university were asked to express their ideas on what should be expected of an individual who acts as a doctoral or career mentor. It was also the purpose of the study to determine whether differences in expectations existed based on institutional type (college vs. university) and whether respondents had had a mentor. The sampled faculty expected doctoral mentors to assist proteges with their dissertation research, include proteges on their research teams, assist them in finding their first jobs, and educate them in the "rules of the game" of their profession. Overall expectations of career mentors were that they should provide moral support, assistance in finding subsequent jobs and assistance in research and publishing, and educate their proteges in the "rules of the game" of their profession. Very little difference was found between the opinions of college and university faculty. While faculty expectations of doctoral mentors were not appreciably affected by whether or not the respondent had had a doctoral mentor, expectations of career mentors were affected by whether the respondent had had a career mentor. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, March, 1981).