Relational Mentorship in Higher Education
Relational Mentorship in Higher Education: A Mentoring Coaching Guide for Student and Faculty Success, explores various models for mentorship as developed for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. By framing mentorship as personal service, followership, and leadership processes integrated by mutual trust and relational connection, this book presents a unique perceptive of a mentoring process that puts emphasis on goal-oriented relationships and mutual trust that help both mentor and mentee. Mentorship and menteeship strategies for all parties involved—faculty mentors, student mentees, and universities—in a manner that not only gives guidance to everyone involved are discussed with a view into the mind of the other parties. Relational Mentorship in Higher Education is a must-resource book to learn how to develop and be engaged in a personal growth plan, develop more mentorship and menteeship skills, and for professional career growth, especially in cross-gender and -racial settings.
In this second edition, and in response to the several disruptions experienced in higher education in recent times, including the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, national racial climate, weather disruption, changes in traditional teaching and learning, strategies of dealing with changes and disruptions outside students’ control in what has been described the "new normal " is discussed in addition to how faculty or leaders empower students to success under those situations. Strategies for dealing with mentees’ perceived failures and mental health during a disruption are also addressed. Flexibility and adoption strategies in disruptions, dealing with negative social climate, and habits for decisive actions on a purpose for success are covered. This edition also includes discussions on important strategies such as students can learn and bounce back from mistakes or perceived failures, understanding the 3WH Model: What, Why, Where, and How in mistakes, and understanding how to measure progress in academic goals