Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Book Feature: On Being a Mentor

W. Brad Johnson's On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty is a useful read for new and future mentors. It features strategies, guidelines, best practices and recommendations for professors and professors-to-be who wish to make a positive impact on the lives of their students. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum (2007), the book is available in the ASC Library.

Table of Contents
Part I: On Mentoring
1. Why Mentoring Matters
2. The Contours of Mentoring
3. Mentorship in Academe: A Glimpse Inside
Part II: On Being a Mentor
4. What Mentors Do: Mentoring Functions
5. Who Mentors Are: Mentorship-Facilitating Characteristics and Qualities
6. Designing a Mentorship: On Being Intentional
7. The Seasons of Mentorship: Common Phases
8. The Ethical Mentor: Doing No Harm
Part II: On Mentoring Specific Groups
9. Mentoring Undergraduates
10. Mentoring Graduate Students
11. Mentoring Junior Faculty
12. Mentoring Across Sex
13. Mentoring Across Race
Part IV: Managing Mentorships
14. Diagnoses and Treatment of Mentorship Dysfunction
15. Assessing Mentorship Outcomes
16. Recommendations for Department Chairs and Deans

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