ERIC Number: ED464680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Mentoring Program Mentor-Mentee Handbook.
Van Ast, John
This mentor-mentee handbook is designed primarily for mentors working with faculty new to teaching in higher education. It describes mentoring as guiding someone through a developmental process. The author discusses the roles and functions of the mentor, pointing out that the mentor's goal should be to help the beginning faculty member develop and enhance competence, self-confidence, self-direction, and professionalism. The handbook also explores role modeling, demonstration techniques, professional portfolios, payoffs and pitfalls, and evaluation and feedback. In a section titled "Putting It All Together," the author provides a year-at-a-glance checklist and details each month's activities. Criteria and guidelines for feedback make up the "Evaluation and Feedback" section and include: (1) describing the behavior of the mentee rather than judge him/her; (2) providing specific feedback, not general; (3) providing concern for the needs of both mentor and mentee; and (4) timing feedback appropriately. Finally, a "Quick Flip Questions for Critical Thinking" section offers a table outlining Blooms Taxonomy with levels of questions. Appended are observation tools, a first-week checklist, reporting forms for mentor and mentee, and lesson plans. (Contains 6 figures and 15 tables.) (EMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Coll. of Education.