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ERIC Number: EJ1161694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Building Communities of Practice through Faculty Mentorship Programs
Lari, Pooneh; Barton, Denise H.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v8 n4 Article 1 p1-12 2017
Building an effective mentoring program for community college faculty is a complex and multifaceted task. There are multiple layers of stakeholders and levels of involvement, which at times makes navigating the mentoring relationships challenging and complicates the decision of what types of information to provide to the faculty as part of their mentorship. A strategy for developing a successful mentoring program is creating a community of practice among faculty members to provide support, create dialogue, exchange best practices, and hopefully, create a process of collective learning in a community of practice, where faculty are open to receiving guidance and willing to engage in the process as part of the mentoring program with minimal resistance to learning. This article describes the practices and processes of a newly-formed faculty mentoring program at Wake Technical Community College and aims to add to the body of literature of community college faculty mentoring, vocational training, learning resistance, and faculty development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Raleigh)
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