From Supervisor to Mentor

Transformations in a Collaborative Partnership

RA Lincoln, Gaelle Brotto

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Abstract for peer-review to The Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology (APCESP), Bangkok, 19-21 March 2019 From Supervisor to Mentor: Transformations in a Collaborative Partnership Gaelle Brotto & Robyn Lincoln Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia Correspondence should be addressed to: Robyn Lincoln, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University, 14 University Drive, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4229. Email rlincoln@bond.edu.au, Phone +61 422 786 992 ABSTRACT Background and Objectives In this paper we trace the transformation in our roles from doctoral candidate and supervisor, through academic mentee and mentor, to a fully collaborative partnership. While acknowledging the intergenerational nature of academia, the changing demographic profile of universities means it is timely to consider novel approaches to mentoring, such as reciprocal, that captures the contributions and benefits that each generation brings especially in a higher education landscape. Methods We have adopted a longitudinal qualitative narrative approach via autoethnography capturing the changes and challenges in our respective roles over a three year period. Data from diary notations, reflective journals and structured dialogues were harnessed. The process of analysis was to independently annotate these data and then to discuss each of the main constructs and common dimensions in a form of inter-rater reliability check of our themes and sub-themes. Contributions The analysis highlights the transformations across three phases: Hierarchical Supervisor-Candidate; Exchange Mentor-Mentee; and Reciprocal Peer Partnership. We found support for the overwhelmingly positive benefits of mentoring replete in the literature (both vocationally and emotionally oriented). This paper contributes to our current knowledge about adult mentorships for mentors, mentees and organisations, and more specifically to the higher education environment where a sense of patronage has long been assumed and yet has remained somewhat invisible and informal. KEYWORDS supervisor, mentoring, higher education, university, reciprocal mentorship model
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2019
Event4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 19 Mar 201921 Mar 2019
Conference number: 4th
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Conference4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology
Abbreviated titleAPCESP
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period19/03/1921/03/19
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Lincoln, RA., & Brotto, G. (2019). From Supervisor to Mentor: Transformations in a Collaborative Partnership. Abstract from 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lincoln, RA ; Brotto, Gaelle. / From Supervisor to Mentor : Transformations in a Collaborative Partnership. Abstract from 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand.
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2019. Abstract from 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Lincoln RA, Brotto G. From Supervisor to Mentor: Transformations in a Collaborative Partnership. 2019. Abstract from 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand.