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One mentor or two: An instrumental case study of strategic collaboration and peer mentoring.


Author(s): Wasburn, M.

Citation: Wasburn, M. (2008). One mentor or two: An instrumental case study of strategic collaboration and peer mentoring.. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 20(2), 91-110.

 

Abstract

This instrumental case study investigates the use of a team mentoring approach in a first-year seminar, which was created in response to concerns about first-year student attrition. The seminar was developed in the department of Organizational Leadership at Purdue University - West Lafayette in 2004. The aims of the course were to familiarize students with the leadership curriculum, introduce them to the faculty teaching those courses, create a network of peers within the leadership major, and provide the first-year students with upper-class mentors who could help them adjust to campus life. The differences between a one-mentor and a two-mentor design are discussed.

 

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