ERIC Number: ED431956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
HRD Professional Development.
These three papers are from a symposium on human resource development (HRD) professional development. "Mentoring as a Tool for Faculty Development: Predicting Positive Outcomes for Mentors" (Ellen J. Mullen, John Van Ast, Harry Grant) describes a study of the relationship between mentoring outcomes and mentoring activities and mentor and mentee characteristics. It reports that female mentors and those who served more psychosocial and vocational functions reported greater benefits and that among mentees, only hours spent with one's mentor was a significant predictor of mentoring benefits. "A Corporate-University Partnership for the Development of HRD Professionals: A Case Study" (Marijke Kehrhahn, Rudolfo Verrilli) reports the implementation and outcomes-to-date of a strategic partnership for development of HRD professionals and scholars that was designed using Jacobs' guidelines for HRD collaborations and analyzed using current partnership-building theory. "Employed Adults in a B.S. Ed. HRD Program Option: Who Are These Students and Why Are They Here?" (Hui-Chin Chu, Ana Martinez, Barbara E. Hinton) discusses a descriptive study to determine whether demographics of students in a distance learning HRD bachelor degree-completion program are consistent with those of the "new adult learner" as identified in the literature and whether factors influencing student participation in this program are consistent with findings in a previously conducted needs assessment of potential students. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Bachelors Degrees, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Distance Education, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Mentors, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings; see CE 078 963. Paper by Ovaice and Wentling (24-2) is not included.