Mentoring in Academic Settings: The Views of Mentees

Year: 2007

Author: McGrath-Champ, Susan, Kamvounias, Patty, Yip, Jeaney

Type of paper: Refereed paper

Academic mentoring is a common practice used to provide guidance and support vital to career enhancement. While most mentoring programs attribute the success to the role of mentors and program developers, not many studies cite the role of mentees. This study explores the mentee's role in contributing towards successful mentoring relationships in a formal mentoring program. It specifically explains how these successful relationships incorporate the mentee's perspective, the actions each exhibits and what they have to offer to their mentors. This has implications towards the success of mentoring programs holistically, which are discussed in light of the larger realm of the University community.

Key words: Mentoring, Mentee; Mentor