Mentoring for the Professions

Orienting Toward the Future

Edited by:
Aimee Howley, Ohio University
Mary Barbara Trube, Ohio University

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

Published 2014

This edited volume brings together conceptual and empirical work from various professional fields to inform a perspective on mentoring that goes beyond what is needed for today and orients toward what is needed for the future in order to promote healthy and productive organizations. This perspective is important because the pace of change in organizations is rapid--and increasingly so. Under conditions of rapid and on-going change, employees, students, and colleagues all are learners; and the learning needs of these adults demand meaningful and focused strategies for professional development. A major strategy with demonstrated value for fostering learning among adults is mentoring, which contributes both relational and structural support for such learning. This support helps organizations build communities of practice in which colleagues alternate the role of mentor and mentee by sharing different types of expertise and different perspectives on organizational challenges.

Chapters within the book focus on theoretical perspectives on mentoring, the connection between change and mentoring, the character of the leadership that mentoring entails, the developmental processes that mentees experience, the transformation of the mentee as a result of mentoring, the value of matching mentor and mentee styles, and the role of mentoring in organizational team building. Furthermore, some chapters explore the similarities and differences in individual versus group mentoring. And some of the contributions elaborate linkages among mentoring concepts and those used in related practices such as coaching and distributed leadership.

Dedication. Preface. PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING MENTORING. Mentoring: Its Nature and Practices across the Professions, Mary Barbara Trube. Mentoring for Effective Leadership in Higher Education Organizations, Renée A. Middleton. Mentors’ Perspectives on Mentoring for the Professions, Barbara Trube and Guofang Wan. Mentoring Style: Insights from the Development of an Instrument for Cooperating Teachers, Aimee Howley, Marged H. Dudek, Natalie Williams, and Barbara Trube. PART II: MENTORING IN PROFESSIONAL FIELDS & THROUGH PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. Peer Coaching in a Co-Teaching Mentoring Model, Dianne M. Gut and Pamela C. Beam. Mentoring for Success in a Two-Year Degree Program: Peer Mentors as Expert Helpers, Barbara A. Mahaffey and Alvin S. Mares. Mentoring and Other Professional Support for Faculty in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Study Report, Justina Osa, Andrean Oliver, and Tracy Walker. First Bosses as Early Career Mentors for Women in Retail Merchandising, Allison Thornburgh and V. Ann Paulins. The Stanford Way: A Case for Mentoring Female Coaches in Women’s Basketball, Tara VanDerveer, Vikki Howard, and Beth VanDerveer. A Learning Outcomes Model for Mentoring Adjunct Faculty, Richard G. Maybee. Mentoring Doctoral Students, Gregory D. Foley. PART III: MENTORING WITH DIFFERENT POPULATIONS. Mentoring Diverse Doctoral Students: Lessons from the Fied, Martha N. Ovando. Women Faculty in STEM and the Value of Mentoring in Advancing the Field, Maureen Doyle-Scharff and Valerie Martin Conley. Adventures in Collaboration: Mentoring, Instructional Rounds, and Shared Leadership in Improving Teaching and Learning in a Rural School District, James A. Salzman and Karen Boch. Improving Teacher Preparation, Enhancing STEM Education and Creating a STEM Pipeline through Mentor-Assisted Enrichment Projects, William A. Gray and Marilynne Miles Gray. Coaching and Mentoring in Adult Basic Education, Sharon Reynolds, Cristine Smith, and Kimberly A. Johnson. Mentoring for School Administrators: Leadership Project, William K. Larson. The Role of the Mega-Institution in Advancing Mentorship through an Early Career Symposium, David Richard Moore and Jozenia Torres Colorado. A Conceptual Framework for Incorporating Mentoring in the Clinical Supervision of Mental Health Professionals, Yegan Pillay, Bethany Fulton, and Timothy Robertson. Mentoring Through Service Learning, Peter C. Mather, Diana L. Marvel, and Lisa V. Nelson. Author Biographies.

"Howley and Trube’s Mentoring for the Professions: Orienting Toward the Future is an important contribution to the growing body of literature in the mentoring field. Mentoring is a concept that crosses multiple disciplines and professions, and continues to provide support to all involved. This volume in Mentoring Perspectives provides the reader a wide-range of situations and experiences with regard to mentoring. Because of these varied roles, the reader is afforded an opportunity to expand on the current research of mentoring and through the literature, find additional strategies that can be easily adapted to their organization or a way to build on their current mentoring practices." Jason C. Bryant Auburn University in Mentoring Association (Read full review)