Mentoring Faculty of Color: Essays of Professional Development and Advancement in Colleges and Universities

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: 25-2: Tribal and Behavioral Health, Media Reviews

mentoring-faculty-of-colorEdited by Dwayne Mack, Elwood D. Watson, and Michelle Madsen Camacho
McFarland and Company, Inc. (2012)

Review by Ahmed Al-Asfour

This book is a collection of essays from underrepresented faculty members who teach at various higher education institutions across the United States. The authors relate their stories about tenure promotion and professional advancement. Mentoring Faculty of Color thus discusses the real life experiences of those who have struggled to receive tenure and advance to the rank of associate or full professor.

The essays provide inspiration to graduate students and assistant professors, particularly those who are minorities or students of color. The faculty members who share their experiences in this book give strategies on how to navigate the terrain of higher education. The ideas offered vary, but the book is unique in that the contributors come from different disciplines and institutions, giving the reader alternative views and perspectives.

Mentoring Faculty of Color is a must-read book for faculty of color working to receive their tenure.

Ahmed Al-Asfour teaches in the Business Department at Oglala Lakota College. His research interests are in the areas of leadership, retention, motivation, educational methods, and training and development skills for students and employees.

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