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Introduction

  • B. Gloria Guzmán JohannessenEmail author
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Abstract

This book offers faculty and university leaders insights on issues surrounding institutional mentoring. It brings front and center the benefits of faculty informal mentoring initiatives, such as mentoring networks. In them, members have mutual support as they navigate the often-difficult path of academia. This is especially beneficial to minority faculty, who view institutional acclimatization as an abstraction of their ethno-cultural identity. An example is C-Y-F, an international women’s network, highlighted in this book. It is an example of women collaborating and co-mentoring each other across continents, diverse linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, different generations, and different fields. The contributions by minority and international authors bring a variety of perspectives on formal and informal mentoring within or outside universities and offer a unique view of intercultural mentoring.

Keywords

Higher education Universities Mentoring Informal mentoring Mentoring institutional policies Mentoring practices Informal peer mentoring Global networks 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California State University PomonaPomonaUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationTexas State UniversityRound RockUSA

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