Session 5: Mentoring and Coaching
This session will consist of a series of whole and small-group discussions related to mentoring and coaching. Traditional ‘top-down’ mentoring has been recognized as contributing to a wide range of personal and professional benefits, including increased sense of competence, self-efficacy, personal development, promotion, higher salaries, increased mobility and career advancement and success. However, these top-down relationships require time and effort to maximize them. Additionally, it is unlikely that a singular mentor will be able to satisfy all of your mentoring needs. The ability to take ownership of your own mentoring needs and create a network of mentors is a powerful skill that will be honed by this curriculum
Notes: Materials for this session were originally collated and presented by Kate Beard and Karen Kemp
At the end of this session, participants will be able to…
- Identify several different types of academic mentoring.
- Describe the roles, intentions and expectations of partners in mentor relationships.
- List several competencies that are crucial to mentoring relationships, including authenticity, listening, curiosity, openness, understanding expectations, and clear communication.
- Identify the kinds of mentoring arrangements available at her institution.
- State one goal for improving her mentoring relationships in the next year.
In this session, you will need the following materials:
Before this session, please read the following article, and complete the following task.
Rockquemore, Kerry-Ann. 2013. “Mentoring Manifesto.” Inside Higher Ed. Link.
Search on your own university’s website to discover what resources and programs are offered for faculty mentoring. Get a sense of what your university is supporting, what the focus of faculty mentoring is, and how you can get involved as either faculty mentor or mentee.
If you can’t find anything on your campus, then check out the following:
- University of Maine - https://umaine.edu/risingtide/mentoring/
- University of Southern California - http://faculty.usc.edu/mentoring/resources/
1. Presentation on building a mentoring network through the use of the mentoring map. (30 minutes)
2. Fill out a mentoring map with discussion in breakout groups (20 minutes)
- The presentation in the first activity provides guidance on this task
- Fill out mentoring map worksheet individually
- Identify potential gaps in mentoring network