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Reflections on the mentoring process with academics entering a 'new' educational experience

Watty, Kim, Hilliar, Kaye, Ji, Sophia, Magdziarz, Sonia and Simpson, Melissa 2006, Reflections on the mentoring process with academics entering a 'new' educational experience, Asian review of accounting, vol. 14, no. 1/2, pp. 37-48.

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Title Reflections on the mentoring process with academics entering a 'new' educational experience
Author(s) Watty, Kim
Hilliar, Kaye
Ji, Sophia
Magdziarz, Sonia
Simpson, Melissa
Journal name Asian review of accounting
Volume number 14
Issue number 1/2
Start page 37
End page 48
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1321-7348
1758-8863
Keyword(s) accounting
higher education
learning
mentoring
teaching
Summary Purpose – Increasingly, academics new to higher education find themselves in a “publish or perish” environment, with little if any formal or informal support structures. This is a situation that many academics have faced and lamented. The discussion in this paper emanates from the objective of seeking to change this environment. The mentoring provided an opportunity to work collaboratively with accounting academics who are new to the higher education sector, and focuses on developing and/or enhancing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning.

Design/methodology/approach – The reflective practitioner model provides the theoretical framework that underpins this mentoring process. The discussion in this research paper provides an opportunity to explore this mentoring process, primarily aimed at developing and encouraging a scholarly approach to teaching and learning by academics new to the environment. Data on the process were collected using a survey questionnaire and as a result of informal discussions during the mentoring process.

Findings –
The findings indicate an overall positive response to the process for both the mentor and the mentee and the achievement of the planned research outcomes.

Originality/value – The discussion in this paper outlines a framework and process that others may follow when mentoring academics entering a “new” educational experience.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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