Hall, E., Walkington, H., Shanahan, J., Ackley, E. and Stewart, K.
(no date) 'Mentor perspectives on the place of undergraduate research mentoring in academic identity and career development: An analysis of award winning mentors', International Journal for Academic Development.
The aim of this study was to determine how Undergraduate Research (UR) mentoring fits into the career profile of award-winning UR mentors and to determine the factors that motivate engagement as UR mentor. Twenty-four award-winning UR mentors were interviewed about their mentoring practices. Six themes emerged: 1) Academic Identity and Motivations; 2) Challenges to Academic Identity and Career Development; 3) Enhanced Research Productivity; 4) Recognition and Reward; 5) Institution Values Commitment and 6) Developing Other Mentors. In addition to explaining these themes, the authors discuss how the findings can be utilized for career development and academic-identity formation for faculty.