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Global Co-Mentoring Networks in Higher Education

Politics, Policies, and Practices

  • B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
  • Offers insights on how mentoring and co-mentoring can help women and minority faculty succeed

  • A variety of perspectives on formal and informal mentoring processes and practices

  • Includes discussions of theoretical, historical, policy, and practice aspects of co-mentoring networks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Mentoring Politics, Policies, and Practices in Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen, Laurette Bristol
      Pages 7-25
    3. Beverly J. Irby, Detra Johnson, Nahed Abdelrahman, Elsa M. Gonzalez, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Fuhui Tong
      Pages 27-54
  4. Dynamics of a Global Mentoring Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Nilsa Thorsos, B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen, Makini Beck, Christine Nganga
      Pages 57-71
    3. Anne E. Adams, Jerine M. Pegg, SueAnn I. Bottoms, H. Smith Risser, Ke Wu, Anne L. Kern
      Pages 73-94
  5. Ethnic and Sociocultural Issues and Faculty Responses

  6. Mentoring in International Contexts

About this book


This book offers faculty and leaders of academic institutions insights on issues surrounding faculty mentoring and how national and international co-mentoring networks can contribute to the success of their members. These networks help female faculty and faculty from traditionally marginalized groups to engage positively with their careers, to create supportive systems that help them navigate the often-difficult path of academia, and gain success in their research work and publications. The book discusses the international women’s network C-Y-F, which works across national and international boundaries, embracing women from five continents, diverse linguistic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, different generations and academic ranks. Contributions by authors from traditionally marginalized groups add to a better understanding of mentoring and co-mentoring from a variety of perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
    • 1
  1. 1.Round Rock Campus, Bldg AveryTexas State UniversityRound RockUSA

About the editors

Dr. B. Gloria Guzman Johannessen is Professor Emeritus from California State University Pomona and is currently professor at Texas State University. With an academic background on literacy, intercultural bilingual education, and sociolinguistics her research focus is on sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, social justice, and faculty mentoring. 

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