BLEND Session: Cultivating and Strengthening Co-mentoring Relationships with Faculty and Graduate Assistants to Enhance Research Productivity

Posted on 10/6/2015 2:55:22 PM

Dr. Carol A. Mullen“Cultivating and Strengthening Co-mentoring Relationships with Faculty and Graduate Assistants to Enhance Research Productivity” will be presented on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Delaware Room at the HUB. RSVP is required, and a light lunch will be provided.

Open to IUP faculty and administrators and led by Carol Mullen, professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech, this BLEND session will enable participants to identify ways in which they can:

  1. develop and sustain departmental and non-departmental faculty-peer mentoring relationships;
  2. enhance research productivity by establishing beneficial co-mentoring relationships to aid mutuality of gains and power-sharing in the learning relationship with graduate assistants;
  3. engage graduate assistants and students in self-regulated learning towards goals and (inter)dependence.

Only 60 people can be accommodated for this featured talk. RSVP is required.

Mullen has expertise in fostering a social justice vision of leadership, mentoring, and learning. She has led university units in effectively using resources to propel as well as reward excellence. She has contributed greatly to the fields of leadership, mentoring, and learning, including serving as editor of the Mentoring & Tutoring journal (Routledge) for seven years. She has been fulfilling leadership roles within research-tier universities since 1995, and before that she taught in community college systems in Canada.

She is currently a Fulbright Scholar whose work was completed in China in summer 2015. She is also on the board of Kappa Delta Pi’s (KDP) Presidential Commission. Among her recent (inter)national professional service roles, she served as past president of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and as a KDP representative to the United Nations. She delivered a keynote address on the leadership journey and mentoring maps of development in October 2015 at the Mentoring Conference at the University of New Mexico.

Mullen has authored more than 200 refereed journal articles and book chapters, 18 special issues of journals, and 20 books. Many of her numerous books and articles are specifically for doctoral students and beginning faculty across the professions and in the educational leadership field. Of particular relevance to the scope of this talk are Shifting to Fit: The Politics of Black and White Identity in School Leadership(Information Age, 2014), The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (Sage, 2012); From Student to Professor: Translating a Graduate Degree into a Career in Academia(2012, R&L Education); The Handbook of Formal Mentoring in Higher Education: A Case Study Approach (2008, Christopher-Gordon Publishers), Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and the Mentorship Primer (Peter Lang, 2005).

Belonging, Learning, and Exploring New Directions (BLEND) is a Reflective Practice Teaching Circle that operates under umbrella of both the Center for Teaching Excellence and Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research