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Graduate Student Guide : Making the Most of Mentoring - Carol A. Mullen

Graduate Student Guide

Making the Most of Mentoring

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Published: 1st March 2006
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Here is a doorway through which readers will sneak a peak at the academy-its exterior and interior spaces. There is much within the academic environment that can invite entry or obstruct movement. With this text, doors have been opened for novice scholars and new faculty, as well as experienced academicians and administrators. Each chapter has an aperture on vital mentoring issues (such as productive learning within groups, developing effective marketing and networking strategies, and creating successful student-centered programs) that, together, provides a broader perspective on the professoriate. Readers are guided through the process of becoming successfully mentored, largely by entering into viable relationships and learning the art of receiving and giving. The various mentoring formats described provide exposure to a wide range of options that readers can mindfully act upon; these also demonstrate the value of learning within one-to-one systems and group contexts. Finally, readers are given access to guarded secrets about graduate school, not only concerning unspoken norms but also the 'hidden curriculum' of the academy and of mentor's expectations. The mentoring concepts and practices narrated have all been tested in real-life settings. Further, the chapters' case scenarios and analyses are supported with data collected from multiple sources_documents, surveys, and interviews_including the Writers in Training (WIT), a long-standing doctoral cohort. Dozens of graduate students in education in particular, as well as faculty and administrators have contributed to this work.

Carol Mullen has done it again! A Graduate Student Guide will no doubt become an essential reference book in every graduate student's personal library. Brilliantly written, this volume speaks clearly about the many decisions required of doctoral students in navigating the often-stormy waters of mentor/mentee relationships inherent in graduate research environments. Through her history of commitment to graduate student success, Carol is now providing a far-reaching audience with her insights into the dynamic and transformational nature of mentoring relationships within the academy. I highly recommend this book to all graduate students and to all faculty members dedicated to bringing out the best in their collaborative inquiries.--Thomas G. Nelson, professor of curriculum studies and qualitative research, Gladys Benerd School of Education, The University of the Pacific, Cali

Forewordp. ix
Preface: Opening the Academy's Doorp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Getting Started: Strategies and Options
Creating Mentoring Maps of the Academyp. 3
Establishing Contact with Faculty and Peersp. 23
Finding Out about Resources and Opportunitiesp. 37
Becoming Immersed: Relating and Learning
Making Every Minute and Day Countp. 55
Joining Mentoring Networks and Programsp. 73
Practicing Comentoring and Reciprocityp. 89
Establishing Leadership: Receiving and Giving
Gaining Disseminating and Publishing Skillsp. 109
Recognizing and Overcoming Job-Marketing Constraintsp. 127
Planning a Two-Way Mentorship Agendap. 147
Postscript: Closing the Academy's Doorp. 165
Program Dos for Thesis/Dissertation Writersp. 171
Reflecting Student Input in a Faculty Supporting Letterp. 175
Initiating Communications with Doctoral Committeep. 177
Documenting Changes on a Graduate Defense Formp. 181
Listing Amendments on a Dissertation Review Formp. 183
Cover Letter Accompanying Manuscript Submissionp. 187
Summary of Changes Accompanying Reworked Paperp. 189
Academic Review of a Paper Submitted to a Journalp. 193
Cover Letter for an Assistant Professor Positionp. 195
References and Resourcesp. 197
Indexp. 213
About the Authorp. 215
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ISBN: 9781578863488
ISBN-10: 1578863481
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 1st March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32