Preparing the Mentors
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The Nature of Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring relationships move through several developmental stages. These include selection, alignment, cultivation, and closure or transition. The first stage to establishing an effective mentoring relationship is selection of mentors. Mentors are often faculty members with an investment in promoting academic endeavors of the mentee. The overall goal for the mentor-mentee relationship is to engage in ongoing efforts to promote success in research, educational excellence, and academic stewardship.