Shaping the Future: New Age
Faculty can Benefit from Best-
in-Class Mentoring Program
SHIVANANDA R KOTESHWAR (BU PHD RESEA...
Counsellor - solve problems or make decisions, often in the
areas of personal and business challenges
Coach - help get bet...
• Checking in with colleagues, reviewing papers and
proposals, and providing introductions to key people
in the field
• Fa...
Literature Review
• Looking at multiple mentorship models at ivy-
league colleges like Harvard, Yale, and several of
its p...
Objectives of the research
• Establish a successful mentor
program for MBA colleague
faculty by adopting best
practices fr...
Essential 1: Make the right match in mentor and mentee
• 5 ways of creating a mentor
mentee pair - arbitrary (lottery
meth...
Essential 2: Establish clear mentorship purpose and goals
• Clearly articulate the purpose of
the mentorship relationship ...
Essential 3: Solidify mentor-mentee relationship
4 strategies:
• Collaborative
relationship
• Establishing regular
communi...
Essential 4: Be the right guide for the mentee
• Be an advocate
• Right guide to his mentee by
providing
• Psychosocial su...
Essential 5: Mixing corporate and academic culture
Blend into a hybrid
culture (corporate
and academic)
Best Practice: Men...
Essential 5: Allocate and mobilize school’s resources
Complete support from
departmental administration
Funds and time all...
Conclusion
• Professional development through mentorship can be highly beneficial to both mentor and
mentee
• Mentoring is...
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Shaping the future new age faculty can benefit from best-in-class mentoring program

  1. 1. Shaping the Future: New Age Faculty can Benefit from Best- in-Class Mentoring Program SHIVANANDA R KOTESHWAR (BU PHD RESEARCH SCHOLAR, 2013) DR. TV. RAJU (DIRECTOR, RV INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT) SMITHA HEMMIGAE (DIRECTOR MARKETING, CSS CORP) NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT AT KSSEM, BANGALORE ON 29TH MAY 2014
  2. 2. Counsellor - solve problems or make decisions, often in the areas of personal and business challenges Coach - help get better results and growth by setting goals, encouraging, re-directing, and modeling to get better results Mentor - sharing knowledge or experience; usually has no direct supervisory role; Mentor becomes confidant, teacher and advisor Mentoring is important for the recruitment and retention of competent faculty, their ongoing career development, and leadership development Introduction
  3. 3. • Checking in with colleagues, reviewing papers and proposals, and providing introductions to key people in the field • Faculty mentoring may include department social events, invitations to professional conferences, teaching and research collaborations, and developing individual career plans, in addition to one-to-one pairing of pre-tenure faculty with more senior faculty Mentoring can be done naturally and informally
  4. 4. Literature Review • Looking at multiple mentorship models at ivy- league colleges like Harvard, Yale, and several of its peer institutions • Findings to that of successful large corporations like GE, Shell, Microsoft, among others • Reading articles/research on the mentoring model • Best practices in academic mentoring: A model for excellence • The importance of mentors • Faculty mentoring handbook (University of Rhode island) • How the world’s best-performing schools come out on top (McKinsey report)
  5. 5. Objectives of the research • Establish a successful mentor program for MBA colleague faculty by adopting best practices from large corporations from their learning and development methodologies • The strong mentor program will help enhance teacher caliber and create life-long learners
  6. 6. Essential 1: Make the right match in mentor and mentee • 5 ways of creating a mentor mentee pair - arbitrary (lottery method), administrative criteria, mentees selection of mentor, mentor selection of a mentee and both mentor and mentee finding each other • Mentor-mentee mismatch – for first 3 options • Bozeman and Feeney approach - “goodness of fit” • Endowments • Mentoring content • Preferences Best Practice: Campus 2 Careers (C2C) model – bridging the gap between academia and industry
  7. 7. Essential 2: Establish clear mentorship purpose and goals • Clearly articulate the purpose of the mentorship relationship and set initial goals • Metrics to measure - reciprocity, commitment across duration of the program and design programs across the program timeline Best Practice: Year-long C2C mentor program with MBA and BBA faculty (audit to understand effectiveness)
  8. 8. Essential 3: Solidify mentor-mentee relationship 4 strategies: • Collaborative relationship • Establishing regular communication channels • Creating an open environment • Building a supportive environment Best Practice: Work with the executive days at Synopsys (fast track manager program)
  9. 9. Essential 4: Be the right guide for the mentee • Be an advocate • Right guide to his mentee by providing • Psychosocial support • Achieve work-life balance • Advising career progression • Set professional goals, create a career plan and milestones Best Practice: Case Studies are a great way of explaining concepts to students
  10. 10. Essential 5: Mixing corporate and academic culture Blend into a hybrid culture (corporate and academic) Best Practice: Mentee on board studies and corporate campus visit
  11. 11. Essential 5: Allocate and mobilize school’s resources Complete support from departmental administration Funds and time allocated Best Practice: faculty having access to HBR case studies, knowledge management systems, access to senior industry leadership and rewards and recognition program
  12. 12. Conclusion • Professional development through mentorship can be highly beneficial to both mentor and mentee • Mentoring is a critical element in preparing higher education leaders of the future • Mentoring programs are especially important at a time when academia is experiencing a shortage of good caliber management faculty members • Colleges who have adopted mentoring programs (where best practices have been adopted from corporates) have • More than 90% of their classrooms better engaged, • Create life-long learners both faculty and students • Increase teacher effectiveness by at least 50%

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