ERIC Number: ED365195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Minorities in Higher Education: Passing the Torch.
Leon, David J.
This booklet on mentoring of minority students and faculty by majority students and faculty presents information on mentoring, its background and problems associated with it. The document follows a recent joint statement on the issue by the National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors. An overview of the status of minorities in higher education covers demography, the faculty pipeline, and limitations and obstacles for minorities on campus. A section on retention programs that work describes the key features of such programs including leadership at the highest institutional levels, sound planning, an institution-wide approach, expanding the pool and pipelines, and financial support. A section specifically on mentoring in higher education defines mentoring and discusses how it has traditionally worked in American doctoral programs. It also explores obstacles to establishing mentoring programs for minorities and women faculty and offers guidelines for establishing and supporting mentoring programs. A final section explores the role of faculty and staff unions. Appendixes contain the joint National Education Association/American Association of University Professors statement on mentoring and a list of mentoring programs in higher education. (Contains 57 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Recruitment, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Mentors, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Student College Relationship, Student Recruitment, Unions
National Education Association, Office of Higher Education, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.