ERIC Number: ED451439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Passing the Baton: Taking Strides in the Mentoring Process.
Turner, Tyra N.; Porter, Dion F.; Edwards, Dothel W.; Moore, Corey L.
Mentoring novice students and faculty members by experienced members has become a vital component in rehabilitation counseling education. In this paper the mentoring process from a faculty-student and an existing faculty-new faculty viewpoint is considered. First, there is an overview of how mentoring both globally and specifically relates to rehabilitation counseling is provided. Mentoring helps students get off to a good start and is a source of valuable information about the degree process. It helps them keep on track towards graduation and assists them in transitioning to the work world. In the field of rehabilitation counseling, mentoring helps students enhance their writing; researching; and analytic skills, main areas of concern. A formal mentor should also be provided to assist novice faculty entering academic. By providing new faculty with knowledge and support, mentors can help them progress toward tenure. Constructive feedback can give them the information they need to go forward with promotions. Both formal and informal mentoring relationships have distinct purposes and are vital to the facilitation, education, training, and overall growth of new students and faculty entering academia. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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