ERIC Number: EJ1044483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
A Survey of Faculty Mentoring Programs in AACSB Schools of Business
Raymond, Bruce C.; Kannan, Vijay R.
Journal of Management Education, v38 n6 p818-842 Dec 2014
The human resources management literature offers considerable evidence that mentoring programs can positively influence a variety of measures of both individual and organizational performance. This study examines the use and effectiveness of faculty mentoring programs at business schools in the United States. A survey of 118 schools accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business found that mentoring programs are the exception rather than the rule. Moreover, many existing mentoring programs lack the strategic focus and structure that are critical to program success. Statistical results indicated that mentoring programs employing best practices achieved greater career and psychosocial benefits as predicted in the mentoring literature. The study offers insights that institutions can use in developing successful mentoring programs, and using them to more effectively leverage faculty resources.
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Business Administration Education, School Surveys, College Programs, Best Practices, Program Descriptions, Use Studies, Definitions, Educational Benefits, Program Effectiveness, Barriers, Program Evaluation, Behavioral Objectives, Institutional Characteristics, High Achievement, Low Achievement
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