Strategies For Effective Academic Mentoring Of 21st Century Students
Effective mentoring has long been recognized as important for success in professional and academic environments. Mentors are often assigned to persons entering a new academic or professional environment, but they are seldom provided the training needed to ensure that the mentoring relationship is most beneficial to the protégé and to the mentor.
This interactive workshop will discuss strategies for effective mentoring of today’s students, and will contrast the behaviors of masterful vs. misguided mentors. Additionally, techniques for producing proactive vs. problematic protégés will be discussed. The discussion will help mentors at all levels become more effective at guiding protégés to success.
- Describe the characteristics of effective mentors
- Design and implement activities that will form a productive mentor-protégé relationship
- Avoid the negative influence of stereotype threat in the mentoring relationship
- Help protégés develop the skills and confidence to become their own mentor if they find themselves in a situation in which no mentor is available
- Describe how structured mentoring, based on the scientific method, can increase protégé success
- Avoid behaviors that are characteristic of misguided mentors
- Guide protégés to proactive rather than problematic behavior
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Student Services/Affairs
- Academic Affairs
- Academic Advisors
- Academic Mentors
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Retention Specialists
- Student Life
- Veteran Services