Blake represented this type of relationship in many of his works, including the illustrations of his Songs of Innocence. The original object is currently held by Tate Britain  The roots of the practice are lost in antiquity.
The notion of mentoring is ancient. The original Mentor was described by Homer as the "wise and trusted counselor" whom Odysseus left in charge of his household during his travels. In modern times, the concept of mentoring has found application in virtually every forum of learning.
In academics, mentor is often used synonymously with faculty adviser. A fundamental difference between mentoring and advising is more than advising; mentoring is a personal, as well as, professional relationship.
An adviser might or might not be a mentor, depending on the quality of the relationship.
A mentor will try to be aware of these changes and vary the degree and type of attention, help, advice, information, and encouragement that he or she provides. In the broad sense intended here, a mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person de- Page 2 Share Cite Suggested Citation: Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: The National Academies Press.
Some students, particularly those working in large laboratories and institutions, find it difficult to develop a close relationship with their faculty adviser or laboratory director. They might have to find their mentor elsewhere-perhaps a fellow student, another faculty member, a wise friend, or another person with experience who offers continuing guidance and support.
Good mentors are able to share life experiences and wisdom, as well as technical expertise. They are good listeners, good observers, and good problem-solvers. They make an effort to know, accept, and respect the goals and interests of a student.
Page 3 Share Cite Suggested Citation: In general, however, each relationship must be based on a common goal: You as mentor can also benefit enormously. Different students will require different amounts and kinds of attention, advice, information, and encouragement.
Some students will feel comfortable approaching their mentors; others will be shy, intimidated, or reluctant to seek help. A good mentor is approachable and available. Often students will not know what questions to ask, what information they need, or what their options are especially when applying to graduate programs.
A good mentor can lessen such confusion by getting to know students and being familiar with the kinds of suggestions and information that can be useful. In long-term relationships, friendships form naturally; students can gradually become colleagues.
At the same time, strive as a mentor to be aware of the distinction between friendship and favoritism. You might need to remind a student-and yourself-that you need a degree of objectivity in giving fair grades and evaluations. If you are unsure whether a relationship is "too personal," you are probably not alone.
Consult with the department chair, your own mentor, or others you trust. You might have to increase the mentor-student distance.
Students, for their part, need to understand the professional pressures and time constraints faced by their mentors and not view them as merely a means-or impediment-to their goal.
For many faculty, mentoring is not their primary responsibility; in fact, time spent with students can be time taken from their own research. At the same time, effective mentoring need not always require large amounts of time. An experienced, perceptive mentor can provide great help in just a few minutes by mak- Page 5 Share Cite Suggested Citation: This section seeks to describe the mentoring relationship by listing several aspects of good mentoring practice.
A good mentor is a good listener. Hear exactly what the student is trying to tell you-without first interpreting or judging. When you think you have understood a point, it might be helpful to repeat it to the student and ask whether you have understood correctly.
When a student feels this empathy, the way is open for clear communication and more-effective mentoring. The amount of attention that a mentor gives will vary widely.
A student who is doing well might require only "check-ins" or brief meetings. Try through regular contact-daily, if possible-to keep all your students on the "radar screen" to anticipate problems before they become serious.The NMC () say a NMC mentor is a registrant who, following successful completion of an NMC approved mentor preparation programme – or comparable preparation that has been accredited by an AEI as meeting the NMC mentor requirements – has achieved the knowledge, skills and competence required to meet the defined outcomes.
The knowledge, advice, and resources a mentor shares depend on the format and goals of a specific mentoring relationship. A mentor may share with a mentee (or protege) information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling.
The notion of mentoring is ancient. The original Mentor was described by Homer as the "wise and trusted counselor" whom Odysseus left in charge of his household during his travels. Athena, in the guise of Mentor, became the guardian and teacher of Odysseus' son Telemachus.
In modern times, the. Mentoring Role A mentor-mentoree relationship focuses on developing the mentoree professionally and personally. As such, the mentor does not evaluate the mentoree with respect to his or her current job, does not conduct performance reviews of the mentoree, and does not provide input.
Mentoring and Coaching: The Roles and Practices Dr. Norhasni Zainal Abiddin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia time and in an appropriate manner. Thus, each mentoring arrangement is unique, and its particular nature will be the mentoring role.
A precise definition is difficult to provide, but the common characteristics of a good. NURS Mentoring POWERFUL MENTOR: POWERFUL NURSE The success of a new nurse can be improved and accelerated by the utilization of a mentor. An experienced nurse can ease the social angst and acceptance associated with being the new team member.