Sarah L. Hessenauer, Ph.D.
Kristi L. Law, Ph.D., M.S.S.W
Mentoring, learning community, peer mentor
The purpose of this article is to highlight mentoring as an important piece of leading a learning community. The authors will share a definition of mentoring which is applicable to the learning community experience. Characteristics of mentoring will be described, including types of mentoring and mentor-mentee relationships. The authors will apply these concepts to their role as facilitators for a learning community at a teaching-centered, 4-year institution. They will reflect on mentoring in a discipline-focused learning community, share experiences, and discuss the benefits identified for both faculty and students.
Hessenauer, S. L.
, Law, K. L.
Mentoring: A natural role for learning community faculty.
Learning Communities Research and Practice, 5(2), Article 3.
Available at: https://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/vol5/iss2/3