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College Mentoring: Coaching and Mentoring Basics

This LibGuide contains suggested research tools and annotated sources on the topic of faculty advising/coaching/mentoring of college students.

College Mentoring Basics


Bettinger, E. P., & Baker, R. B. (2014). The Effects of Student Coaching: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising. Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis36(1), 3-19.

This article focuses on how to help students be successful in college by answering questions about college. This experiment focuses on student coaches and how advising has helped increase success and retention.


Brooks, K. (2013). APPRECIATIVE CAREER COACHING: A Practical and Positive Approach For College Students. NACE Journal73(3), 24-30.

An overview of appreciative inquiry. It focuses on how coaches can help students solve problems.


Gardiner, W. (2012). Coaches' and New Urban Teachers' Perceptions of Induction Coaching: Time, Trust, and Accelerated Learning Curves. Teacher Educator, 47(3), 195-215. doi:10.1080/08878730.2012.685797

A qualitative study explores mentoring and how it can be used in order to increase a faculty member’s professional learning.


Heineke, S. F. (2013). Coaching and Discourse. Elementary School Journal, 113(3), 409-433.

Looks at how coaching helps to develop professional learning. Coaching roles, and one-on-one coaching sessions explored.


Schwellnus, H., & Carnahan, H. (2014). Peer-coaching with health care professionals: What is the current status of the literature and what are the key components necessary in peer-coaching? A scoping review. Medical Teacher, 36(1), 38-46. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2013.836269

The peer-coaching method is explored in health care students.


Stowers, R. H., & Barker, R. T. (2010). The Coaching and Mentoring Process: The Obvious Knowledge and Skill Set for Organizational Communication Professors. Journal Of Technical Writing & Communication, 40(3), 363-371. doi:10.2190/TW.40.3.g

Highlights how communication professors help their students in enhancing their communication skills through coaching and mentoring. It also discusses what these skill sets including the developing relationship which ensues between student and professor.


Teemant, A., Leland, C., & Berghoff, B. (2014). Development and validation of a measure of Critical Stance for instructional coaching. Teaching & Teacher Education, 39136-147. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2013.11.008

Addresses critical pedagogy through the use of the Six Standards including Critical Stance and five other sociocultural principals of learning.


Wilson, P. P., Valentine, D., & Pereira, A. (2002). Perceptions of New Social Work Faculty about Mentoring and Mentoring Experiences. Journal Of Social Work Education38(2), 317-333.

Social workers responded to telephone survey questions regarding their perceptions of mentoring. See the results and how faculty see the positive aspects of mentoring.


Zywicki, S. M. (2014). Coaching and Mentoring: Developing Teachers and Leaders. Journal Of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice16(1), 158-161.

Explores the use of coaching and mentoring as a professional development step.