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Mentoring for Faculty Engagement from a Socially and Culturally Situated Perspective

  • Jose W. LalasEmail author
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Abstract

Faculty Mentoring facilitates success and can also be rewarding for both the mentor and the mentee as they engage in scholarly activities. Mentoring is a lifelong process, because as faculty interacts in various activities, they have the opportunity to work across different fields with others from diverse ethnicities, and in different contexts. This involves understanding of one’s identity, examination of the effects of inequitable treatment on traditionally marginalized people, and deep understanding of how a person’s unique worldview can enrich the exploration of academic and social endeavors. Mentoring for faculty engagement and successful career development carried out from a socially and culturally situated perspective becomes a transformative tool for a successful career development and social change.

Keywords

Mentoring Social capital Critical race theory Transformative mentoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of RedlandsRedlandsUSA

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