Coaching and Mentoring for Academic Development


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SECTION 1 Chapter 1. Coaching and Mentoring: Concepts and Terminologies Explored Chapter 2. Contextualising Mentoring and Coaching - Examining The Role of Universities and Higher Education Chapter 3. The Academic Context for Mentoring and Coaching  Chapter 4. A Doctorate is no Longer Enough  Chapter 5. Situating mentoring and Coaching within Educational Practice  Chapter 6. Placing the Focus on Planning, not Problems  Chapter 7. Building Repertories of Practice ‘beyond advice’  Chapter 8. Amplifying the Learner’s Voice  Chapter 9. What Makes a Good Coaching Question?  Chapter 10. Using a Coaching Style as Principal Investigator, Supervisor or Manager  SECTION 2  Chapter 11. Creating Agreement and Alignment  Chapter 12. Giving and Receiving Feedback: Coaching Style  Chapter 13. Supporting Through Change and Transitions  Chapter 14. Supporting Personal Development Planning  Chapter 15. Enabling Efficiency and Effectiveness  Chapter 16. Building Productive Writing Habits  Chapter 17. Shaping and Managing Working Relationships  Chapter 18. Gaining First Funding and Research Independence  Chapter 19. Mentoring Career Changers  Chapter 20. Developing Leadership Capabilities  Chapter 21. Sustaining Change Over Time  Chapter 22. Supporting Stressed Colleagues  SECTION 3  Chapter 23. Designing and Launching a Mentoring Programme  Chapter 24. The Reputation of Coaching and Mentoring  Chapter 25. Aligning your Programme with Humanistic Principles  Chapter 26. Designing a Workshop: Orientation to Practice  Chapter 27. How to Recruit, Retain and Develop your Coaches and Mentors  Chapter 28. Enhancing Practice through Peer-Conversations  Chapter 29. Matching Mentoring and Coaching Pairs  Chapter 30. Anticipating Disengagement from Mentoring and Coaching  Chapter 31. Evaluating Mentoring and Coaching  Chapter 32. An Institutional Code of Practice  Chapter 33. How to Find and Recruit your Own Mentor

About the Author

Kay Guccione is Senior Lecturer in Academic Development at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. She is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, known for her work in mentoring, doctoral learning, and PhD supervision.  Steve Hutchinson is a freelance Coach and Developer. He has worked internationally helping academic, not-for-profit and corporate organisations deliver sustainable staff and student development, mentoring and training programmes.


'Guccione and Hutchinson not only show that universities can provide solid support for their staff, but also that principled and well-grounded coaching and mentoring is integral to more equitable employment practices. Highly recommended.'
*Pat Thomson, Professor of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK*

'This is an astute, evidence-based handbook that’s enjoyable to read and very welcome for both professional staff and academics whose roles involve supporting scholars (emerging or established). The need for precisely this kind of flexible, savvy resource is high! Guccione and Hutchinson have extensive experience of the higher education sector and academic development, and their ability to synthesise complex ideas into clear, compelling guidance for practical strategies is gold.'
*Dr Tseen Khoo, La Trobe University, Australia / The Research Whisperer*

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