Helping Women Become Through Effective Mentoring Relationships

Helping Women Become Through Effective Mentoring Relationships

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Abstract

Since 2006, women have attained more bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees than men. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said concerning women securing positions in academe. While women hold almost half of tenure-track positions, they hold less than forty percent of tenured positions. This disparity appears to be due to lack of support, direction, and sponsorship. This case highlights the necessity of mentoring programs for women in academe, while also identifying the role female faculty members play in cultivating successful mentoring relationships with female students, instructors, and untenured faculty members. The case suggests requisite qualifications for mentors and the criteria for mentees and seeks to create a forum for open dialogue to inform students’ scholarship by introducing various mentoring models for consideration.

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