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“There’s an App for that!”: How technology-delivered interventions could revolutionize mentoring

by Jean Rhodes In an influential chapter, mentoring researchers Timothy Cavell and Chris Elledge (2014) argued that the field of youth mentoring needs to move from the common “relationship as intervention” model (i.e., the friendship model where the primary goal is form a close bond) to a “relationship as a context for intervention” model. In this latter […]

New study explores individual differences in students’ perceptions and use of undergraduate mentoring

Goodman-Wilson, M. (2021). Individual differences in student perceptions and utilization of undergraduate mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 29(3), 328–348. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2021.1927439 Summarized by Ariel Ervin  Notes of Interest:  Although college academic mentoring can make a significant impact on one’s undergraduate experience, there is a limited amount of studies that explore how psychological individual difference factors affect […]

How faculty-student mentoring relationships affect college students’ development and academic success

Raposa, E. B., Hagler, M., Liu, D., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). Predictors of close faculty−student relationships and mentorship in higher education: Findings from the Gallup−Purdue Index. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1), 36–49.  https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14342 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Supportive mentoring relationships have an influential effect on college students’ academic […]

MentorHub gives kids and their mentors digital resources for education and wellness

UMass Boston’s Dr. Jean Rhodes is piloting her MentorHub app in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) in hopes of bringing mentors and mentees closer, as well as encourage usage of educational and wellness apps among youth.  In this article, Rhodes, author of the book “Older and Wiser: New Ideas for […]

How the science of “supportive accountability” could transform mentoring