ERIC Number: EJ886783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Re-Imagining the Human Dimension of Mentoring: A Framework for Research Administration and the Academy
Mullen, Carol A.
Journal of Research Administration, v40 n1 p10-31 Fall 2009
This article offers mentoring frameworks for higher education that are applicable to research administrators and academic scholars. The author describes theories of adult education, mentoring, and leadership that relate to these populations. In addition to the pertinent literature, support is drawn from the author's scholarship and professional experience in mentorship, leadership, and democracy in postsecondary settings. Critical and feminist perspectives on various mentoring approaches are articulated, as well as forms of mentoring that address the early adaptation and success of doctoral students and new professionals. These theory-informed practices of mentorship could assist mentors and administrators in both improving their work and deepening their impact. Administrative leaders are encouraged to proactively support the newer models of mentoring as well as to reward beneficial learning and socialization processes. Mentors and mentees who are searching for guidance in their own academic domains can adapt, for implementation purposes, the mentoring ideas and strategies shared.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Administrators, Research Administration, Researchers, Scholarship, Adult Education, Models, Educational Theories, Interprofessional Relationship, Socialization, Democracy, Leadership, Power Structure
Society of Research Administrators International. 1901 North Moore Street Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-741-0140; Fax: 703-741-0142; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.srainternational.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A