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ERIC Number: EJ899479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
Academic Partnerships at a Regional University Campus: A Fresh Look at Faculty Mentoring
Penman, Joy; Willsher, Kerre
Education in Rural Australia, v17 n2 p55-65 2007
Early in 2005, Joy Penman and Kerre Willsher, lecturers in nursing at a regional university campus, initiated a mentoring programme aimed at assisting Kerre's smooth transition into a university academic role. Kerre is an experienced clinician but without experience in teaching at tertiary level, while Joy is an experienced academic both locally and abroad. The mentee mentor relationship quickly developed into an academic partnership, where both of us were profiting from the relationship personally and professionally. The horizontal, one-on-one, and personally-driven relationship that eventuated was viewed to be more satisfactory in comparison with the vertical relationship described by most faculty mentoring programmes available. This paper presents a description, evaluation and analysis of the academic partnership that developed, highlighting the benefits of undertaking such learning partnerships in tertiary institutions.
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia