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ERIC Number: EJ1109096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
High Retention of Minority and International Faculty through a Formal Mentoring Program
Phillips, Susan L.; Dennison, Susan T.; Davenport, Mark A.
To Improve the Academy, v35 n1 p153-179 Jan 2016
In these economic times, retention of new faculty, particularly minority and international faculty, is a high priority. In this study, retention of new faculty from 2006 to 2013 was compared for participants and nonparticipants in a formal mentoring program. Retention was 92% for participating faculty and 58% for nonparticipating new faculty. For African-American faculty, retention was 86% for participating and 56% for nonparticipating. Participating international faculty were retained at 100% and nonparticipating at 61%. The results indicate that mentoring programs including both individual and group mentoring provide a supportive community and self-validation to new faculty, leading to high retention rates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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