Posts Tagged ‘mentoring’

Advising, Counseling, Coaching, Mentoring: Models of Developmental Relationships in Higher Education

  • June 28, 2013

Introduction

A concern for student development has existed in some form since the establishment of institutions of higher education. As student needs have evolved, developmental strategies similarly have adapted to meet those needs. Major theoretical models emerged from psychology and sociology in the early twentieth century and examined the interaction between the college environment and student development (Evans, Forney, Guido, Patton, & Renn, 2010). Notably, the work of Erikson (1950, 1968) and Chickering (1969; Chickering …

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From Advising to Mentoring: Shifting the Metaphor

  • November 28, 2012

Abstract

Institutions of higher education should reconsider and reposition academic advising as mentoring. By shifting the metaphor from advising to mentoring, we discover how to better help our students develop the skills they need to be successful in their public and private domains. This essay considers the meaning of “mentor,” from its origins in philosophical thought to practical applications in contemporary experience, and identifies selected literature on academic advising pertinent to making this linguistic shift. …

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Building on Student Strengths in Graduate Professional Education

  • September 28, 2012

Education has long been shown to be a leveler among class differences (Gilbert, 2008).  In a time of increasing economic divide, how can graduate programs in universities effectively reach more of those who need mentoring the most, as do those in a metropolitan university? The metropolitan university is a specific type of university that has recently been getting more recognition for its unique mission to students as well as the larger community.  This university type …

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It’s All Part of the Process: Advising, Coaching, and Mentoring Graduate Students

  • September 28, 2011

Abstract

This essay examines doctoral student advising as an essential component of the faculty role in doctoral student retention. The essay breaks down advising from a monolithic catch-all term and instead argues that advising is composed of three progressively expansive roles: adviser, coach, and mentor. The distinctions between the roles are clarified and explained and, finally, several strategies for advising within each role are offered.

Introduction

Forty percent of doctoral students who begin a program …

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