Category Archives: Cases

Case: Assumptions in Mentoring Faculty with Family Responsibilities

Key Phrases: Unconscious Bias Commitment Abilities Challenges of Parenting in the Workplace Perspective Differences Sandra’s Perspective Jeff, a division chief viewed as a mentor by Sandra, an assistant professor, was seeking a new director for one of the division’s subspecialty … Continue reading

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Case: The Transition to Senior Author

Key Phrases: Transitions in authorship sequence Acknowledging, without crediting, senior mentorship Unspoken expectations Bill couldn’t decide what to do. He felt sure that he should be senior author on the papers that lay on the desk in front of him, … Continue reading

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Good Intentions Gone Wrong

Potential Impact of Mis-Management of the Mentor/Mentee Relationship This graph demonstrates how morale in the mentoring relationship may degrade over time if there is mismanagement of the mentor/mentee relationship, for example, as a result of disconnect in the expectations of … Continue reading

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Case: Good Intentions Gone Wrong

Key Phrases: Relying on one mentor is not enough Advising, supervising, and mentoring Developmental and technical mentoring Effective mentoring contracts and regular re‐assessments Chris’ Perspective Chris was very excited about his new junior faculty position. Helen, the division chief, seemed … Continue reading

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Case: Who is a Mentor?

Key Phrases: Understanding the mentoring relationship Clarifying expectations Establishing boundaries and responsibilities Developing a process for evaluation and communication Formal and informal mentorship David’s Perspective David is having trouble with his mentor, Ralph. David got to know Ralph during his … Continue reading

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