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ERIC Number: EJ1023488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Reconceptualizing Faculty Mentoring within a Community of Practice Model
Smith, Emily R.; Calderwood, Patricia E.; Dohm, Faith A.; Gill Lopez, Paula
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v21 n2 p175-194 2013
Despite the growing knowledge base on mentoring in academia, providing effective mentoring for faculty presents several complex dilemmas for academic units charged with facilitating mentoring. How do we institutionalize voluntary and spontaneous mentoring interaction? How do we support a collaborative climate in an inherently individual and competitive reward system? How do we design for trust? This study proposes a "community of practice" (CoP) model for faculty mentoring that emerged from the practical and conceptual dilemmas we faced as a professional graduate school trying to facilitate mentoring for its faculty. We share our rationale and process in moving toward a CoP model for mentoring and propose a structural--functional model for what it might look like in academia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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