Academic Mentoring: Enhancing the use of scarce resources

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For some time concerns have been raised that early in the 21st century there will be a crisis in Australian higher education. High levels of retirement and low levels of recruitment in institutions of higher education have been the trends for some time. Mentoring, as a workplace learning approach, could be used to address some of the problems associated with the recruitment and attrition of academic staff. This article aims to present a strategy for how mentoring, as a workplace learning approach, can be used within an academic environment and the benefits that can be expected as a result of its successful implementation. Although reference is made to the needs of Business Schools many of the principles are applicable to all branches and disciplines within higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-334
Number of pages22
JournalEducational Management, Administration and Leadership
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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