Faculty Mentoring
A Practical Manual for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers

Foreword by Milton D. Cox
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Faculty mentoring programs greatly benefit the institutions that have instituted them, and are effective in attracting and retaining good faculty.

Prospective faculty members commonly ask about mentoring at on-campus interviews, and indicate that it is a consideration when choosing a position. Mentoring programs also increase the retention rate of junior faculty, greatly reducing recruitment costs, and particularly help integrate women, minority and international faculty members into the institution, while providing all new hires with an orientation to the culture, mission and identity of the college or university.

The book provides step-by-step guidelines for setting up, planning, and facilitating mentoring programs for new faculty members, whether one-on-one, or using a successful group model developed and refined over twenty-five years by the authors. While it offers detailed guidance on instituting such programs at the departmental level, it also makes the case for establishing school or institutional level programs, and delineates the considerable benefits and economies of scale these can achieve.

The authors provide guidance for mentors and mentees on developing group mentoring and individual mentor / protégé relationships – the corresponding chapters being available online for separate purchase; as well as detailed outlines and advice to department chairs, administrators and facilitators on how to establish and conduct institution-wide group mentoring programs, and apply or modify the material to meet their specific needs.

For training and faculty development purposes, we also offer two chapters as individual e-booklets. Each respectively provides a succinct summary of the roles and expectations of the roles of Mentor and Mentee.

Faculty Mentoring / Mentor Guide
Faculty Mentoring / Mentee Guide

The booklets are affordably priced, and intended for individual purchase by mentors and mentees, and are only available through our Web site.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Milton D. Cox
Introduction: Overview and Purpose of the Manual
Chapter 1: Tips for Mentors Inside or Outside the Department
Chapter 2: Guidelines for Setting Up, Planning, and Facilitating a Mentoring Group
Chapter 3: New Faculty Tips on Having a Successful Mentoring Experience
Chapter 4: Tips for Guidance of Departmental Mentoring
Chapter 5: Guidelines for Administrators
Chapter 6: Advice for the Director of a Faculty Mentoring Program
Chapter 7: Review of Mentoring in the Higher Education Literature

Appendix A: Book and Web Resources
Appendix B: Relationship-Building Exercises
Appendix C: Active Mentoring Worksheets
Appendix D: Closure Activities
Appendix E: Group Mentoring Materials
Appendix F: Program Implementation Materials
Appendix G: Program Assessment Materials
Appendix H: Department-Level Materials
Appendix I: Sample Program Documents

About the Authors

Reviews & Endorsements:
"Phillips and Dennison's book is written for everyone involved in a faculty mentoring program: the mentors; the mentees; the department chairs, deans, and provosts who may play a supportive or evaluative role; and the person in charge of setting up and directing such a program, whether it focuses on individual or group mentoring. The work is concisely written, research-grounded, and wonderfully practical. It supplies all the how-tos of recruiting, relationship building, training, and cost estimating."
- Linda B. Nilson, Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University
“Mentoring in and by groups has worked effectively in my years of experience in higher education, and what was surprising at first but clear in the following years was the similarity of successful group mentoring strategies and outcomes for both students and faculty. Effective mentoring occurs by building community and nurturing learning and scholarship.

I encourage your reading of this book to find, among its wealth of perspectives, the approach that works best for you, your students, and your colleagues.”
- Milton D. Cox, Director, Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching; and Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and Learning Communities Journal , Miami University
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