Check out our books on leadership and mentoring
Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors
Institutions, faculty, and students benefit when women academics advance in their careers, yet research shows that women academics are more likely to stall at the associate professor stage of their careers than men. Charting Your Path to Full is a data- and literature-informed resource aimed at helping women in the professoriate excel in their careers, regardless of discipline and institution type. Vicki L. Baker draws on human resources, organizational studies, and positive organizational psychology to help women first focus on their joy as the primary driver of career and personal pursuits, and provides action steps, “To Do” lists, and additional tools and resources to lay out a clear step-by-step approach to help women academics reach their goals. Baker’s wealth of consulting and research insights provides a compelling and accessible approach to supporting women as they re-envision their careers.
A Handbook for Managing Mentoring Programs: Starting, Supporting and Sustaining
Despite the interest and pervasiveness of mentoring there has been little attention devoted to professionalizing mentoring for program managers in learning organizations, especially post-secondary institutions, and there are scant resources available for mentoring coordinators. This book fills that gap. Drawing on research on mentoring and coaching in psychology, education, and organizations, this guide translates research into practice by helping program administrators learn more about the behaviors of mentoring, stages of mentoring relationships, elements of high-quality relationships, and recognizing and avoiding dysfunctional ones. The book includes diagnostic surveys and case studies that coordinators might use in their programs and makes an important contribution to the literature on mentoring, providing a practical, up-to-date resource for those working in the field on how to set up, run, and evaluate their mentoring programs.
Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges: Aligning Individual Needs and Organizational Goals (The American Campus)
Developing Faculty Members in Liberal Arts Colleges analyzes the career stage challenges these faculty members must overcome, such as a lack of preparation for teaching, limited access to resources and mentors, and changing expectations for excellence in teaching, research, and service to become academic leaders in their discipline and at these distinctive institutions. Drawing on research conducted at the thirteen institutions of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Vicki L. Baker, Laura Gail Lunsford, and Meghan J. Pifer propose a compelling Alignment Framework for Faculty Development in Liberal Arts Colleges to show how these colleges succeed—or sometimes fail—in providing their faculties with the right support to be successful.
SUCCESS AFTER TENURE: SUPPORTING MID-CAREER FACULTY
This book brings together leading practitioners and scholars engaged in professional development programming for and research on mid-career faculty members. The chapters focus on key areas of career development and advancement that can enhance both individual growth and institutional change to better support mid-career faculties. The mid-career stage is the longest segment of the faculty career and it contains the largest cohort of faculty. Also, mid-career faculty are tasked with being the next generation of faculty leaders and mentors on their respective campuses, with little to no supports to do so effectively, at a time when higher education continues to face unprecedented challenges while managing continued goal of diversifying both the student and faculty bodies.
The Sage Handbook of Mentoring
The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring provides a scholarly, comprehensive, and critical overview of mentoring theory, research, and practice across the world. Internationally renowned authors map out the key historical and contemporary research, before considering modern case study examples and future directions for the field. The chapters are organized into four areas:
- The Landscape of Mentoring
- The Practice of Mentoring
- The Context of Mentoring
- Case Studies of Mentoring Around the Globe
The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring is a resource for mentoring academics, students, and practitioners across a range of disciplines including business and management, education, health, psychology, counseling, and social work.
MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Take a critical look at the theory and recent empirical research specific to mentoring undergraduate students. This monograph:
- Explains how mentoring has been defined and conceptualized by scholars to date,
- Considers how recent mentoring scholarship has begun to distinguish mentoring from other developmental relationships,
- Synthesizes recent empirical findings,
- Describes prevalent types of formalized programs under which mentoring relationships are situated, and
- Reviews existing and emerging theoretical frameworks.
This monograph also identifies empirical and theoretical questions and presents research to better understand the role of mentoring in promoting social justice and equity.
Great Mentoring in Graduate School
Great Mentoring provides a practical, student-oriented perspective informed by the authors’ experience and research on mentoring.