Mentoring at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)

Theory, Design, Practice, and Impact

Edited by:
Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University
David S. B. Mitchell, University of West Georgia
Tyrell Carr, Saint Augustine’s University
Mark A. Melton, Saint Augustine’s University
Gerunda B. Hughes, Howard University

A volume in the series: Perspectives on Mentoring. Editor(s): Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Queen’s University.

Published 2018

The primary thrust of the proposed volume is to provide information for higher education minority serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions and individuals interested in providing and/or improving mentoring programs and services to a variety of target groups.

The editors are interested in how mentorship can produce beneficial outcomes for the mentor that may be similar to or different from outcomes in other educational contexts. Thus, the purpose of this volume is to showcase, through case studies and other forms of empirical research, how successful mentoring programs and relationships at MSIs have been designed and implemented.

Additionally, we will examine the various definitions and slight variations of the meaning of the construct of mentoring within the MSI context. It is our intent to share aspects of mentoring programs and relationships as well as their outcomes that have heretofore been underrepresented and underreported in the research literature.

Introduction. SECTION I: GENDER FOCUSED MENTORING PROGRAMS. Faculty Women of Color: Peer Mentoring in a Virtual Community of Practice, Deena Khalil and Dessynie Edwards. Filling the Void: Redesigning Education by Integrating Proven Mentoring Support Systems That Help Students Persist, Maricela Gonzalez-Silva. No Role Models: The Experience of Black and Latino Men in a Mentorship Program at a Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institution, Lazaro Camacho, Jr., Kayla C. Elliott, and Cristobal Salinas. The RED Owl Collaborative: Leveraging Sisterhood and Social Justice, Janeula M. Burt and Erinn Fears Floyd. SECTION II: GRADUATE STUDENTS MENTORING PROGRAMS. African American Mentoring Program: A Soft Place to Land for African American Graduate Students, Tonika Duren Green, Beverly Booker Ammah and Nicole Belisle. Culture Shock: Promoting Mentoring and Professional Development for African American Doctoral Student Success, Sheila D. Moore. Mentoring Graduate Students For Success: The Necessity of Hogar, Babette M. Benken and Bryan A. Rodríguez. Student Perspectives of Mentor Relationships: The Extent to Which Social Work Doctoral Students Are Impacted by Mentor Ideals and Types, Kenya C. Jones and Nilajah M. Nyasuma Sims. SECTION III: STEM MENTORING PROGRAMS Closing the Gap: An NSF-Funded Multi-Faceted Mentoring Approach to Reducing the Barriers to Academic Success for Underrepresented STEM Majors, Mark A. Melton, Tyrell Carr, Alieu Wurie, Marino Green, Doreen Cunningham, and Grace Byfield. Moving the Needle: A Peer Mentoring Program Impacting Graduation Rates for Underrepresented College Students in STEM, Margie Vela, Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos, Mazen Shahin, and Melissa A. Harrington. NanoHU: A Model of Community Mentoring for STEM Excellence at Hampton University, Michelle O. Fletcher Claville, Sainath Babu, and Brandon C. Parker. STEM Mentoring Programs to Prepare Career Scientists at San Francisco State University, Frank Bayliss, Alan Peterfreund, and Ken Rath. SECTION IV: FRAMEWORKS IN MENTORING PROGRAMS. An Academic Mentor/Protege Cross Cultural Theory and Practice: A Case Study, Amber Daniel and Suzanne Franco. Solving Undergraduate Retention Through Mentoring: A Case Study, Leigh Remy, Debbi Johnson-Rais, and Jessica Cornely. Strengths-Based Peer Mentoring: Collectivist Principles in Action, Gloria Aquino Sosa and Tracy Pascua Dea. SECTION V: STUDENT FOCUSED MENTORING PROGRAMS. Empowering Underrepresented First-Generation College Students Through Peer Mentoring in a Hispanic Service Institution, Elsa Gonzalez, Hilda-Cecilia Contreras-Aguirre, Stephen Luis, and Roman Torres. Increasing Cross-Campus Engagement: Understanding Student Athletes Through Faculty Mentorship, Tiese Roxbury. SECTION VI: TEACHER EDUCATION AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION MENTORING PROGRAMS. Mentoring Black Pre-Service Teachers to the Classroom: An Othermothering/Otherparenting Approach, Lynnette Mawhinney and Emery Petchauer. !Si, Se Puede! Creating Developmental, Relational Mentoring Networks for Future School Leaders, Kathleen Cowin. About the Contributors.