Faculty Success through Mentoring: A Guide for Mentors, Mentees, and Leaders

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Few things are more essential to the success of an academic institution than vital faculty members. This book is a rich combination of findings from the literature and practical tools, which together assist academic leaders and faculty in implementing and participating in a successful formal mentoring program that can be used as a strategy for maintaining the vitality of a diverse faculty across all stages of an academic career.
In Faculty Success through Mentoring, the authors describe the tangible benefits of formal, traditional mentoring programs, in which mentor-mentee interactions are deliberate, structured, and goal-oriented. They outline the characteristics of effective mentors, mentees, and mentoring programs, and cover other models of mentoring programs, such as group and peer mentoring, which are particularly suited for senior and mid-career faculty.
Also included are tools that institutions, mentors, and mentees can use to navigate successfully through the phases of a mentoring relationship. One of the unique features of this book is its explicit attention to the challenges to effective mentoring across genders, ethnicities, and generations. No matter what role one plays in mentoring, this book is an invaluable resource.


CHAPTER 01 Guide To Using This Book
CHAPTER 02 Definition and Benefits of Faculty Mentoring
CHAPTER 03 Mentoring Models and Effective Mentoring Programs
CHAPTER 04 Mentoring New Faculty Members
CHAPTER 05 Phases of Effective Mentoring
CHAPTER 06 Establishing Effective Mentoring Relationships Especially Across Gender and Ethnicity
CHAPTER 07 Establishing Effective Mentoring Relationships Across Generations
CHAPTER 08 Mentoring Midcareer and Senior Faculty Members
Checklist for Developing Implementing and Assessing Mentoring Programs
Developing an Academic Career Plan SelfAssessment Questionnaire INDIVIDUAL Factors That Promote Faculty Vitality and Career Success
Developing an Academic Career Plan SelfAssessment Questionnaire INSTITUTIONAL Factors That Promote Faculty Vitality and Career Success
Bishop Fellowship Program
Works Cited
About the Authors

CHAPTER 09 Mentoring for Faculty Considering Academic Leadership Positions

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About the author (2009)

Carole J. Bland, Ph.D., (1946-2008), was assistant dean for faculty development at the University of Minnesota.
Anne L. Taylor, M.D. is John Lindenbaum Professor of Medicine and vice dean for academic affairs at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
S. Lynn Shollen, Ph.D, is assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University.
Anne Marie Weber-Main, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and research medical editor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Medicine.
Patricia Mulcahy serves as the associate dean for strategic projects at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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