ERIC Number: EJ847970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Faculty Mentoring: What the Boyer Commission Forgot
Wasburn, Mara H.
Planning for Higher Education, v33 n2 p23-30 Dec 2004-Feb 2005
In 1998, a Carnegie Foundation Commission Report criticized America's 123 research universities for failing our educational system by ignoring undergraduate education. Notably absent from the Commission's list of recommendations was mentoring research university faculty as a strategy to improve their teaching. This article discusses strategic collaboration, a mentoring model that can contribute significantly to achieving this objective. Such a network can also create an environment conducive to interdisciplinary research that, because of its increased value and rewards at such universities, can provide an added incentive for faculty participation.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Mentors, Rewards, College Faculty, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Cooperation, Surveys, Incentives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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