Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and Faculty Development Constituency Committee
This evidence-based holistic single-case study reports on the benefits mentors accrued from participating in the Increasing Minority Presence within Academia through Continuous Training (IMPACT) mentoring program. The IMPACT program was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (15-7680) Office for Broadening Participation in Engineering. In this program, emeriti faculty were matched with underrepresented minority faculty in the engineering professoriate for career-focused mentorship. The conceptual framework of the Benefits of Being a Mentor (Ragins & Scandura, 1999) grounded this study. Findings indicate mentors appreciated the opportunity to give back and remain engaged in the field, to relive past academic career experiences, and to support the next generation of engineering professors while adjusting to retirement. These findings aligned with the conceptual framework on three factors: rewarding experience, improved job performance, and generativity. Implications for administrators and faculty, as well as additional research areas, are discussed.
Mendez, S. L., & Conley, V. M., & Haynes, C. L., & Gerhardt, R. A., & Tygret, J. (2018, June), The IMPACT Mentoring Program: Exploring the Benefits of Mentoring for Emeriti Faculty Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31104
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