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Matthew A. Grant, Gordon A. Bloom, and Jordan S. Lefebvre

-reflection, interactions with peer coaches, communities of practice, and mentoring ( Cushion, Armour, & Jones, 2003 ; He, Trudel, & Culver, 2018 ). In particular, mentoring is defined by the pillars of trust and respect ( Bloom, 2013 ), and is often cited as an effective means of acquiring knowledge and facilitating

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Thomas M. Leeder, Kate Russell, and Lee C. Beaumont

situ ( Cushion, 2015 ). One method which may help to achieve this is mentoring, through enhancing critical thought and encouraging coaches to reflect upon the experiences and interactions they encounter. Mentoring has been heavily advocated within coaching as a means to harness the influential power of

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Robert J. Gregor

throughout my career. The environment created at PSU embodied the vision of Richard Nelson, an exceptional vision he pursued throughout his career. His approach to mentoring enabled students to focus their energy on individual goals and allowed them to pursue their interests and explore what this new

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Darren D. Kelly and Marlene A. Dixon

Despite excellent performance on the field and years of academic and social attention, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I African American male student-athletes continue to struggle to have an optimal and well-rounded college experience at predominantly White institutions of higher education. In particular, the first 2 years of college represent a difficult period during which this group would benefit from new ideas to support their multiple transitions. Mentoring, and more specifically constellation mentoring, provides great promise for aiding in the transition and success of this group (Kram, 1985). Mentoring, like other organizational transition management tools, focuses on helping people navigate a transition into a new setting (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2010). However, constellation mentoring can be simultaneously broad (in terms of range of needs addressed) and specifically tailored to individual needs. This study seeks to establish a framework for how mentoring may provide a valuable tool for addressing the needs of African American male student-athletes as they transition into the college sport, social, and academic atmosphere.

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Matt Hoffmann, Todd Loughead, and Jeffrey Caron

Mentoring is a process whereby a more experienced mentor supports a less experienced protégé, with the purpose of assisting the protégé as he or she progresses through his or her career ( Ragins, 2016 ; Weaver & Chelladurai, 1999 ). Mentoring relationships can emerge spontaneously or they can

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Duane Knudson, Ting Liu, Dan Schmidt, and Heather Van Mullem

formal or informal mentoring by the department chair and senior faculty in research, teaching, and service ( Barrett, Mazerolle, & Rizzo, 2019 ; Olmstead, 1993 ). Mentoring programs for new non-tenure-line faculty may also be important; however, this article focuses solely on new tenure-track faculty

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Moe Machida-Kosuga

; McCauley et al., 2014 ) have consistently argued that effective mentoring is critical for one’s leadership development. Mentors are individuals who have advanced knowledge and skills and who assist and provide protégés with psychosocial support for their career development ( Ragins & Cotton, 1999

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Robert Shapiro

out in my memory was his ability to share in the experiences of his students as well as to mentor us. A key ingredient in Dick’s leadership style was providing a family-like atmosphere within the work environment. Throughout my professional career, I tried very hard to emulate his example. One of the

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Pierre Lepage, Gordon A. Bloom, and William R. Falcão

rely on informal learning opportunities to acquire their knowledge, such as trial and error, reflections, or mentoring ( Cregan, Bloom, & Reid, 2007 ; Fairhurst et al., 2017 ; Tawse, Bloom, Sabiston, & Reid, 2012 ; Taylor, Werthner, Culver, & Callary, 2015 ; Walker, Thomas, & Driska, 2018 ). First

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Jennifer J. Waldron

professional growth, development, and success of the relational partners through the provision of career and psychosocial support” ( National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2019 , p. 2). Although there is great variability in individual mentoring relationships, many remain based on