ERIC Number: EJ1166861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Special Issue: Mentoring Undergraduate Students
Crisp, Gloria; Baker, Vicki L.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Lunsford, Laura Gail; Pifer, Meghan J.
ASHE Higher Education Report, v43 n1 p1-117 2017
The overarching purpose of this monograph is to move the mentoring conversation forward by offering an updated synthesis of the undergraduate mentoring scholarship published between 2008 and 2015. The compendium of research reviewed provides practitioners and researchers with an evidence-based view of the influence of mentoring on the academic and social integration of undergraduate students. The authors sought to address four specific goals: (1) Identify and understand how empirical knowledge and theory have advanced since the last comprehensive review; (2) Identify and provide clarity about the characteristics that serve to meaningfully distinguish mentoring relationships and programmatic efforts; (3) Integrate theory and research in a way that could provide tentative hypotheses regarding the relationship between the various characteristics and outcomes of mentoring; and (4) Offer evidence-based practices for the administration of formal mentoring programs. Contents of this monograph include: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Foreword; (3) Introduction; (4) Synthesis of Recent Empirical Findings; (5) Contextualizing Mentoring Relationships; (6) Established and Emerging Mentoring Frameworks; and (7) Conclusions and Recommendations. Name and subject indexes are included.
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Correlation, Evidence Based Practice, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Needs, STEM Education, College Faculty, School Personnel, College Students, Role, Graduate Students, Peer Relationship
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Education Level: Higher Education
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