Transformative Conversations : A Guide to Mentoring Communities among Colleagues in Higher Education
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Peter Felten is assistant provost, director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and associate professor of history at Elon University. H-Dirksen L. Bauman is professor and chair of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies and coordinator for the Office of Bilingual Teaching and Learning at Gallaudet. Aaron Kheriaty is the director of Residency Training and Medical Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. Edward Taylor is a professor of education and vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington.
Table of Contents
by Parker J. Palmer
FOREWORD: REMEMBERING WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW xiii
by Angeles Arrien and Rachel Naomi Remen
Interlude: Finding the Time and Space for a More Meaningful Professional Life 11
1 What Is a Formation Mentoring Community? 13
Interlude: Message in a Bottle 27
2 Cultivating Growth: Conversation in Community 31
Interlude: Is There a Place for Me in a Formation Mentoring Community? 63
3 The Basics of Creating Formation Mentoring Communities on Your Campus 65
4 Collaborative Stewardship: Facilitating a Formation Mentoring Community 95
5 From Individual to Institutional Change: Ripples of Transformation 117
AFTERWORD: BEYOND THE SMALL GROUP 131
by Rachel Naomi Remen and Angeles Arrien
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES 137
ABOUT THE AUTHORS 157