Recent developments in academic mentoring have challenged long-standing conceptions of the mentor-mentee relationship as a top-down, wisdom-bestowing proposition. There is growing awareness that for the majority of their working lives, academics are both mentors and mentees, and have shifting needs and obligations as their careers progress. That is, they occupy a mentoring continuum whose navigation requires effort, reflection, and good faith. This book offers theoretical and practical tools to help them on their way and indicates how institutional resources can be mobilized in support. Topics include: * Peer mentoring* Effective student/faculty/administrative collaborations* Web-facilitated mentoring* Nonacademic career preparation* Teaching as an ongoing area of professional development* Negotiating difference in mentor-mentee relationships* Transitioning between dissimilar institutions* The complex interaction of role modeling and mentoring* Mentee agency and responsibility
Glenn Wright is director of Graduate School Programs at Syracuse University, USA.