Mentoring Perceptions and Experiences of Minority Students Participating in Summer Research Opportunity Programs
Glenn, Marcus, Esters, Levon T., Retallick, Michael S., NACTA Journal
Literature has documented the underrepresentation of minority students in higher education and the importance of mentoring programs in retaining these students in the academy. This study examines the perceptions of mentoring and actual mentoring experiences of minority students participating in two Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROPs) at Iowa State University. Seven mentoring functions (Clarity of Project, Challenging Assignment, Training, Contact, Assistance, Feedback and Role Modeling) were identified through the literature as being important in the mentoring relationship. Findings indicated that the students' mentoring experience was better than expected, but …
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Publication information: Article title: Mentoring Perceptions and Experiences of Minority Students Participating in Summer Research Opportunity Programs. Contributors: Glenn, Marcus - Author, Esters, Levon T. - Author, Retallick, Michael S. - Author. Journal title: NACTA Journal. Volume: 56. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2012. Page number: 35+. © North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Mar 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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