In N. Dominguez & Y. Gandert (Eds.), New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation, 8th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings (pp. 807-812). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico.
In higher education, mentoring is often structured as a relationship between a tenured, senior faculty member and an untenured, junior faculty member to ease the mentee's transition to the organization and to the tripartite faculty responsibilities of teaching, research, and service. Conflicts of interest emerge if the mentor, who has been serving as confidant and guide, participates in the promotion and tenure assessment of the mentee. Is any information shared by the mentee during the mentoring considered confidential? Relevant research and mentorship documents will be analyzed to determine if this conflict of interest is acknowledged and if strategies for setting appropriate boundaries have been implemented. The case of university librarianship will be explored; parallels exist in other occupations. The presenter will draw on her 30 years of experience as an academic librarian and her 20 years of mentoring.
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Weeg, B. E. (2015, October 22). Conflicts of interest and boundary setting for growth in faculty-to-faculty mentoring. In N. Dominguez & Y. Gandert (Eds.), New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation, 8th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings (pp. 807-812). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico. Rod Library Faculty Publications. 16. https://scholarworks.uni.edu/lib_facpub/16