Posts Tagged ‘metaphor’

From Advising to Mentoring: Shifting the Metaphor

  • November 28, 2012


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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