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1 Mentoring 101 AGHE Faculty Development Committee Webinar #1, March 31, 2009 Telemachus and Mentor

2 AGHE Faculty Mentoring Guide For mentors and mentees Offer alternatives to traditional mentoring How to seek a mentor or mentee Mentoring programs Obstacles Template forms Additional resources Care for a mint or…

3 Mentoring in Gerontology Education: New Graduate Student Perspectives Peyton, Morton, Perkins & Dougherty, (2001). Educational Gerontology Multidisciplinary perspective Mentor or advisor Types of mentors Need Phases Selection Minotaur

4 Are you mentor material A mentor has moved beyond preoccupation with self to foster growth of a developing professional. The most important function of a mentor is assisting in the realization of a dream. Levinson, Darrow, Klein, et al., 1978 Mint material

5 Types of Mentors The informational mentor Peer mentor Retiree mentor Competitor Mentor Grandparent mentor Peyton et al. 2001

6 Characteristics of a Mentor Encourage and demonstrate confidence in your mentee. Value mentee as a person Supportive professional environment Dont deny your own ignorance Be liberal with feedback Provide exposure for your mentee Allow your mentee to assist and be generous with credit Obama with career mentor Emil Jones

7 Alternatives to Traditional Mentoring Layered Mentoring Rolling Mentoring Mentoring outside Institution "When one teaches, two learn." -Robert Half

8 Finding a Mentee Of those in my department junior to me, who is pursuing work or has strengths similar to my own? To whom do I gravitate? Liking your mentee goes a long way toward a successful relationship. Finding Nemo

9 Mentor Checklist Know your mentee Expectations Promotion/Tenure Regular meetings Written goals Change Networking Shared work

10 Phases of Mentoring Initiation Cultivation Separation Redefinition

11 Characteristics of a Mentee Eagerness to learn Seriousness Take the initiative Flexibility Promptness Provide feedback Interest

12 Questions for a Mentee How do you know if you are being adequately mentored? Completing an evaluation will guide the future direction of your relationship.

13 On-line Resources Beans, B. E. (1999, March). Mentoring program helps young faculty feel at home. APA Monitor, 30(3). The e-mentoring network for women in engineering and science (2002). Southern Regional Student Mentoring Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics, The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology Fostering Academic Leadership in Gerontology and Geriatrics is Vital to the Future of Social Work Programs. The John A. Hartford Foundation. The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) is a national initative that prepares aspiring faculty members for a career in academia.

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