ERIC Number: EJ1046158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
The Role of Mentoring in the Success of Women Leaders of Color in Higher Education
Tran, Natalie A.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v22 n4 p302-315 2014
While numerous scholars have investigated the role of mentoring in the success of women of color in faculty positions, few have examined how mentoring affects the development of women leaders of color in higher education. Using qualitative data gathered from interviews with women leaders of color at Hispanic-serving institution, this study presents findings from cross-case studies to provide insights into perceptions of mentoring and various types of mentorship across the different levels within the organization. Supported by the empirical data, this paper challenges traditional notions of mentoring and advocates for a more critical approach to mentoring to reflect the multidimensionality of the mentoring process and explores how mentoring can be used as a strategy to facilitate institutional change.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Administrators, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Mentors, Role of Education, Success, African Americans, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Supervisory Methods, Change Strategies, Performance Factors, Women Faculty, Phenomenology, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Organizational Change, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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