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ERIC Number: EJ811505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
At the Tipping Point? Role of Formal Faculty Mentoring in Changing University Research Cultures
Mullen, Carol A.; Hutinger, Janice L.
Journal of In-service Education, v34 n2 p181-204 Jun 2008
The present article focuses on how faculty can be guided in the mentoring process and how formal mentoring programs improve practice, as well as the impact of formal mentoring on new faculty and faculty mentors. The empirical case study described features a new faculty mentoring program in its second year of development in a university research culture in Florida, USA. A goal of early-stage faculty mentoring programs might be to attain what Gladwell refers to as the "tipping point," where faculty mentoring becomes contagious. Perspectives and strategies used to create not only an effective mentoring program within research cultures but also a movement entrenched in faculty-faculty mentoring are highlighted. Results from program assessment data are reported, with insights and recommendations from faculty mentors and mentees. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida