Re-Imagining the Human Dimension of Mentoring: A Framework for Research Administration and the Academy

TitleRe-Imagining the Human Dimension of Mentoring: A Framework for Research Administration and the Academy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMullen, CA
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Date Published2009
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
KeywordsAdult , ALTERNATIVE , DOCTORAL , educational , Graduate , Higher , Mentoring , mentorship , professional , research , reward , School , systems , technical , United
AbstractThis article offers mentoring frameworks for higher education that are applicable to research administrators and academic scholars. The author describes theories of adult education, mentoring, and leadership that relate to these populations. In addition to the pertinent literature, support is drawn from the author's scholarship and professional experience in mentorship, leadership, and democracy in postsecondary settings. Critical and feminist perspectives on various mentoring approaches are articulated, as well as forms of mentoring that address the early adaptation and success of doctoral students and new professionals. These theory-informed practices of mentorship could assist mentors and administrators in both improving their work and deepening their impact. Administrative leaders are encouraged to proactively support the newer models of mentoring as well as to reward beneficial learning and socialization processes.
NotesMullen, Carol A. 1; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Issue Info: 2009, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p10; Subject Term: MENTORING in education; Subject Term: HIGHER education administration; Subject Term: ADULT education; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL leadership; Subject Term: SCHOOL responsibility; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL socialization; Subject Term: DOCTORAL students; Subject Term: GRADUATE students; Subject: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: alternative mentoring; Author-Supplied Keyword: graduate student mentoring; Author-Supplied Keyword: Mentorship; Author-Supplied Keyword: research administrator mentoring; Author-Supplied Keyword: reward structures; Author-Supplied Keyword: systems thinking; Author-Supplied Keyword: technical mentoring; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article