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Aparicio-Ting, Fabiola E.; Slater, Donna M.; Urrego, Daniela; Pethrick, Helen – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
In this paper, we describe our approach to mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) as teaching and learning protégés within the context of a challenging undergraduate honours thesis course. An approach to mentoring GTAs in this multifaceted course is outlined, while providing practical strategies that expose GTAs to various aspects of the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Study
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Robinson, Oral; Wilson, Alexander – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
Peer mentorship programs have mostly emphasized formal structures, wherein a more experienced student guides a less experienced student. However, these practices are hierarchical and require substantive resources to organize and implement. Searching for alternatives, we research the effectiveness of an informal teaching technique that facilitates…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Active Learning
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Bene, Rose E.; Murphy, James E. – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
This article describes a co-teaching collaboration between an instructor and an academic librarian, working together to deliver an innovative, inquiry-based course offered to first- and second-year university students. The authors describe the context for this relationship and the methods that were used to ensure that this collaboration…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Mentors, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Information Literacy
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Hirst, Sandra; Stares, Rebecca; El-Hussein, Mohamed – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
Numerous studies have documented the transition difficulties that health care students experience when they move into paid professional practice. Addressed in this paper are three questions that challenge post-secondary educators. (1) What might a successful transition look like for a "new" health care professional? (2) What individual…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Education Work Relationship, Health Services, Higher Education
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Din, Cari; Alharbi, Hawazen; Maclinnis, Martin; Mardjetko, Andrew; Archer-Kuhn, Beth; Jamniczky, Heather; Jacobsen, Michele – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
The Teaching Scholars Program and Community of Practice (TSCoP) develops educational leadership and research through enabling reflective conversations, purposeful listening, inclusive standards, and bold thinking about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Teaching Scholars lead innovative practice in their own faculty given their shared…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Leadership, Higher Education, Mentors
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Friedman, Rachel; George, Angela; Li, Miao; Vijayan, Devika – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
Teaching can often seem like an independent endeavor, and seeking out ways to engage in dialogue and exchanges surrounding teaching can be beneficial. Opportunities to observe peers' teaching and discuss teaching practices, challenges, and experiences with peers can lead to an increased sense of community, a fruitful exchange of ideas, and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Mentors, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Whidden, Colleen; Main, Carolyn – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
We, as two instructors in Business and Education, sought to explore the research question: is student learning impacted when instructors engage in peer-to-peer mentoring focused on improving understanding of experiential education and active learning in the post-secondary classroom? Within a sociological intrinsic case study framework, we began by…
Descriptors: Mentors, Attitude Change, Experiential Learning, Active Learning
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McDonald, Moira; Wilson-Mah, Rebecca – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
Undergraduate hospitality programs typically integrate a work-integrated learning (WIL) component such as a co-op placement, practicum, or internship. Mentorship is one practice in the workplace that offers opportunities to enhance both psychosocial and career development support. This qualitative study explores undergraduate hospitality…
Descriptors: Mentors, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students, Hospitality Occupations
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Johnston, Sonja L.; Glancey, Megan – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
When instructing and supporting Business Degree students through work-integrated learning (WIL) courses, instructors noted high technical skill competence, but less preparedness pertaining to interpersonal and professional interactions. The inability to effectively navigate relationships and workplace contexts could impact the perceived competence…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Business Administration Education, Practicums, Capstone Experiences
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Nowell, Lorelli – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
As higher education institutions and the people who learn, work, and live within them, continue to face challenges, it is critical to foster safe, inclusive, and respectful cultures of learning and growth. Numerous mentorship models can be meaningfully integrated into campus culture to support professional and personal learning and development…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Models, Professional Development
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Schechtel, Shauna; Carpenter, Yuen-ying; Mozol, Vivian – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
The roles in traditional mentoring dyads are well known across both academic and professional contexts (Dawson, 2014). Despite the universality of these relationships, the way mentorship is evaluated in these relationships is fractured. Evaluation is limited to singular voices, singular points in time and simplified metrics to capture the journey…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Evaluation, Holistic Approach, Models
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Hirst, Sandra; LeNavenec, Carole-Lynne – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
Professor Emeritus is an honourary title recognising distinguished academic service. It is conferred to selected faculty members of a university upon their retirement. This exploration of the role of professor emeritus on campuses aims to stimulate debate about how universities could use their knowledge and skills as mentors for students, faculty,…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Retirement, Teacher Role
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Mardjetko, Andrew; White Prosser, Christina – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
This article explores peer mentoring in doctoral studies, specifically through the students' lived experiences in an interdisciplinary doctoral program cohort. Through reflexive conceptualization and the definition of mentorship, the lived experiences of the authors are portrayed. The roles and benefits of mentoring activities are identified and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
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Armos, Nicole; Chasse, Callista – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2022
This paper shares preliminary findings from a reflective inquiry into the nature of collaboration and mentorship through digital spaces within a national SSHRC-funded research team the authors form a part of. Our research collaboration has been marked by particularly close friendships, co-creation and mutual learning that have helped to deepen our…
Descriptors: Mentors, Research, Cooperation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dyjur, Patti; Braun, Rachel; Saito, Kevin; Kaipainen, Erin – Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 2020
Like many higher education institutions, amplifying experiential learning (EL) is a priority for the University of Calgary. In order to capture the extent and complexity of EL that exists in an institution, it is crucial to have a common understanding of the concept. In 2018, the University of Calgary created the EL Working Group, tasked with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Definitions
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