One criticism of traditional mentoring is that it teaches people how to succeed by playing by existing rules, thus reinforcing the status quo. But mentoring can also be a force for change.
Through mentoring, women who have succeeded on male terms set other women on the same path.
To navigate the toughest phase of their careers, junior academics need to know more than how to write research papers and apply for grants. Structured mentoring, based on their input, is a huge help.
Mentoring can help build the confidence of young scholars in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing the likelihood of brain drain.
Many new teachers leave the profession after only five years. Here are six steps schools can take to better support new teachers.
Mentoring programs can be enormously valuable for students, both in terms of their academic performance and their professional development.
January is National Mentoring Month. A retired professor at UC San Diego has paired emeriti professors with first-generation students to great effect.