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2009

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

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Undergraduate Student Mentoring: What Do Students Think?, Michael S. Retallick, Michael L. Pate Jan 2009

Undergraduate Student Mentoring: What Do Students Think?, Michael S. Retallick, Michael L. Pate

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this census study was to explore undergraduate student perceptions of mentoring in a College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS). An analysis of the responses from 532 respondents found that students believe that faculty in CALS often practice the mentoring functions except for the direct assistance, which students believe sometimes occurs. Undergraduate students take a broad view of mentoring. They view it as an engaging and interactive process where an exchange of ideas takes place and where the focus generally includes, but is not limited to, professional and career development. Students consider faculty members who are supportive ...


A Model For Implementing A College-Wide Experiential Learning Program In Higher Education, Michael S. Retallick, Charles Steiner Jan 2009

A Model For Implementing A College-Wide Experiential Learning Program In Higher Education, Michael S. Retallick, Charles Steiner

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

ScienceWith Practice (SWP) was conceptualized to provide opportunities for agriculture students to develop a planned learning component as part of their work experiences with faculty and staff in university research laboratories, farms, greenhouses, and other units. This college-wide program was designed and implemented using adult learning theory and best practices found in the literature. Activities included development of learning agreements, individual progress visits, regular student seminars, an end-of-experience symposium, a recognition banquet, and a formal evaluation. Students had opportunities to acquire technical agriculture skills; explore linkages between upperlevel coursework, research, and the world of work; develop skills related to organizing ...


Agriculture Faculty Perspectives On Undergraduate Mentoring: Definitions, Practices, And Processes, Ashley J. Wolfe, Michael S. Retallick, Robert Martin Jan 2009

Agriculture Faculty Perspectives On Undergraduate Mentoring: Definitions, Practices, And Processes, Ashley J. Wolfe, Michael S. Retallick, Robert Martin

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Literature indicates that a wide and diverse understanding of mentoring at the undergraduate level exists. However, the literature is sparse regarding what mentors know about existing mentoring processes and related practices. This study sought to describe faculty perspectives regarding undergraduate mentoring within Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Findings indicate that faculty members realize that mentoring is a complex role and it is more than just academic advising. Based upon a synthesis of faculty member definitions of undergraduate mentoring, the following definition is offered: a form of teaching where faculty members provide advice, guidance, and counsel ...