For the Record, An AACRAO Podcast
Making the Most of Mentoring
June 09, 2021
With a significant number of registrars eligible to retire within the next ten years, mentoring the next generation of higher education registrars and admissions officers is critical. Adrienne Bricker and Jennifer Love join us to discuss the work of the AACRAO Mentorship Working Group, and to talk about their research and experiences with mentoring.
- Mentoring is traditionally understood as a more senior person helping a more junior person with their career, think “taking someone under their wing.” These can be formal or informal arrangements.
- There’s an AACRAO working group examining whether and how to implement a formal mentoring program for the AACRAO membership; the report from the group is targeted by the next Annual Meeting in Portland, OR in 2022.
- Mentoring relationships work best when expectations are clear for each side.
- There are many ways to mentor: career advice, support and encouragement, sounding board for psychosocial development, etc.
Ohio State University
Director, Texas One Stop for Enrollment Services
University of Texas - Austin
References and Additional Information:
- Mentorship in Higher Education: Practical Advice and Leadership Theories
- Clutterbuck, D., Kochan, F. K., Lunsford, L. G., Domínguez, N., & Haddock-Millar, J. (Eds.). (2017). The SAGE handbook of mentoring. SAGE reference.
- Fletcher, S. J., & Mullen, C. A. (Eds.). (2012). The SAGE handbook of mentoring and coaching in education. Sage Publications.
- 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of a New Mentor/Mentee Relationship
- How to Get the Most Out of Having a Mentor
- What Great Mentorship Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace
- What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like
- More on Edith Cockins Hall at Ohio State
- AACRAO Core Competency: Professional Development and Contributions to the Field
- AACRAO Core Competency: Leadership and Management