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New study explores how online mentoring can benefit young professors’ professional growth

Dorner, H., Misic, G., & Rymarenko, M. (2021). Online mentoring for academic practice:  Strategies, implications, and innovations. Annals of the New York Academy of  Sciences, 1483(1), 98–111. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14301 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is a need for higher education institutions to utilize new strategies to help young faculty members adapt to their […]

The impact latino professional development mentoring has in higher education

Salinas, C., Riley, P., Camacho, L., & Floyd, D. L. (2020). Mentoring Experiences and Perceptions of Latino Male Faculty in Higher Education. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 42(1), 117–140. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986319900026 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Several institutes of higher education that make an effort to support their Latino students tend to overlook the […]

It’s not what you know….: The case for a networked approach to mentoring

by Jean Rhodes According to a recent Gallup poll  successful college students have one important thing in common–they all had one or more teachers who were mentors who took an interest in their hopes and dreams.  “We think it’s a big deal” where we go to college,” Gallup’s Brandon Busteed told the New York Times. But […]

How colleges help (and hinder) students’ chances

by Jean Rhodes Nearly 70% of the students who graduate from high school this spring will head off to college in the fall. Although this rate is down somewhat from its peak in 2009, it is up dramatically from just a few decades ago. Unfortunately, however, only about half of those students will finish college. […]

Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring

Editor’s note: As the field embraces Youth Initiated Mentoring, it will be important to consider that female mentees and youth of color may face additional burdens to finding a responsive mentor.  by SHANKAR VEDANTAM (NPR) Research found faculty in academic departments linked to more lucrative professions are more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty […]