ERIC Number: EJ1107539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
From Nothing to Something: The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Mentoring Program in a Health Sciences College
Franko, Debra L.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v24 n2 p109-123 2016
In this paper, I report the development of a mentoring program in a College of Health Sciences comprised of schools of nursing, pharmacy, and health professions (which include physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, applied psychology, and physician assistant programs) at a large private university. Although university-wide mentoring programs were in existence, no college-specific mentoring program was in place to address the professional development needs of the diverse tenure-track and non-tenure-track clinical faculty. In this manuscript, I highlight the importance of mentoring, identify issues specific to institutions with both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, and describe the building blocks of a mentoring program four years in the making. Year-by-year program components and evaluation data are included. The importance of faculty mentoring for professional development and academic success is emphasized.
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Health Sciences, Program Development, Private Colleges, Faculty Development, Tenure, Nontenured Faculty, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
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