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ERIC Number: EJ1054807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Changing Institutional Culture through Peer Mentoring of Women STEM Faculty
Thomas, Nicole; Bystydzienski, Jill; Desai, Anand
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n2 p143-157 Apr 2015
Higher education institutions often use mentoring to socialize faculty members into their academic disciplines and to retain them. Mentoring can also be used to change organizational culture to meet the needs of historically marginalized faculty members. In this article we focus on peer mentoring circles for women STEM faculty at a large, midwestern research university. Participants reported diverse, context-dependent mentoring needs and expressed interest in communicating issues raised in the circles to administrative leaders. A workshop for circle participants and administrators led subsequently to college-wide teams that addressed problems identified in the circles. We conclude that peer mentoring as a means to facilitate institutional change has great potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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