Opportune encounters: Hosting extramural mentoring programmes for new scholars.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William A. Kealy, Visiting Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article explores the new and important field of mentoring in higher education. It describes a pilot project that launched the mentoring of new scholars through an academic writing programme. In its inaugural year, this national programme attracted educators from the US, Canada, and the UK who are international members of a US-based conference. The analysis of the extramural programme uses the formative evaluations of the 48 participants Ðmentors (established scholars) and mentees (graduate students, recent graduates, and beginning faculty). The questionnaire data are organised into issues highlighting preliminary insights for programmatic development at professional venues. Salient elements of the Mentoring for Academic Writing (MAW) Programme are provided to encourage the development of other mentoring opportunities for new scholars. Benefits and limitations are included. An overview of the current mentoring climate that supports new models of human relationship is given. Discussion covers the relevant literature and recommendations for programmatic improvement

Additional Information

Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 8(3), 221-240
Language: English
Date: 2000
Mentoring in higher education, Mentoring for Academic Writing (MAW) Programme

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