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ERIC Number: EJ909591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Student Peer Mentoring in a Hospitality Management Program
Lynn, Christine
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n6 p52-54 Sep 2010
Mentoring programs are a well recognized means to quicken students' assimilation and increase retention, but not all mentoring programs are successful. It seems that for a peer student mentoring program to be effective, the program would need mandatory participation on both ends. Perhaps both mentors and mentees could voluntarily enroll in one-credit mentor/mentee courses administered by a faculty or staff member or an administrator. Mentors would need some training in how to mentor. They would need a mechanism for keeping track of interactions, and their participation would need to be graded by an instructor or administrator. Mentees would also be required to interact with their mentors and to attend specified activities and be graded on their participation. The entire program should be formally assessed to determine just how effective it is--and if it is worth the cost. There have been failed efforts over the past 15 years to establish successful student peer mentoring programs at Northern Arizona University; this article shares the findings in order to perhaps help other programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona