ERIC Number: EJ892928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The Coaching and Mentoring Process: The Obvious Knowledge and Skill Set for Organizational Communication Professors
Stowers, Robert H.; Barker, Randolph T.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v40 n3 p363-371 2010
This article explores the uses of coaching and mentoring as they apply to organizational communication professors. The authors contend that these professors already are proficient at coaching and mentoring and the coaching and mentoring processes are routinely undertaken as part of their standard university teaching responsibilities. As coaches, these faculty members assist their students in improving student communication abilities through observation, discussion, and follow-up. As mentors, these faculty members enter into a developmental relationship with students that extend beyond the classroom. A greater knowledge of coaching and mentoring will enhance instructional efforts and benefit students in multiple ways.
Descriptors: Mentors, Organizational Communication, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication, Observation, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Education Level: Higher Education
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