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Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process, New and Revised Edition by Margo Murray

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Chapter Five

The Mentor's Motivation and Concerns

Keith Elkins likes mentoring so much, he does it full-time. Elkins is a professor at Empire State College in upstate New York, where all faculty are considered mentors (interview by the author, 1990). Typically, Elkins holds individual meetings with each of his full-time students about once a week and each of his half-time students about once every two weeks. Together they draft learning contracts and discuss learning strategies. Each student must come up with an individualized curriculum for obtaining a degree. Elkins's job is to guide and aid the student in any way he can.

“In our initial meeting, I ask the new student three basic questions,” says Elkins. “‘What do you want to study? Why do ...

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