Mentor perspectives on the place of undergraduate research mentoring in academic identity and career development: an analysis of award winning mentors

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examines how Undergraduate Research (UR) mentoring fits into the career profile of award-winning UR mentors and the factors that motivate engagement as UR mentors. Twenty-four award-winning UR mentors in four countries were interviewed about their mentoring practices. Six themes emerged: (1) Academic Identity and Motivations; (2) Challenges to Academic Identity and Career Development; (3) Enhanced Research Productivity; (4) Recognition and Reward; (5) Institution Values Commitment and (6) Developing Other Mentors. The authors discuss these themes and how the findings can be utilized for academic development and identity formation for faculty.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hall, EE; Walkington, H; Shanahan, JO; Ackley, E; Stewart, KA

Published Date

  • January 2, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 27

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1470-1324

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-144X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/1360144X.2017.1412972

Citation Source

  • Scopus