This book portrays the various ways in which mentoring occurs in higher education.
Targeting the stakeholders who benefit from mentoring, namely faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and their professional colleagues, this book supports those who are involved in the mentoring process.
It synthesizes the professional literature on mentoring and shares examples of effective practices that address the needs of mentors and their proteges.
The book describes mutual benefits of mentoring, along with the characteristics of effective mentors and the ways in which they may support their proteges.
The relationships discussed in Mentoring Processes in Higher Education surround mentoring new faculty; peer mentoring for professional development; mentoring through research, scholarship, and teaching opportunities; and mentoring through field experiences, athletics, and student organizations.
The book shares the voices of mentors and their proteges as it illustrates how mentoring relationships form the basis for reflection, a transaction of ideas, and growth in knowledge and skills to ultimately advance the institution and field through a collaborative environment in which stakeholders thrive and are valued for their contributions.
The cyclical effect of positive mentoring is illuminated through real-life examples that show how proteges eventually become mentors in a continual process of support.