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p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Editor-in-Chief
Yunus Söylet

Editors
Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
 
 
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Volume 8, Issue 3, December 2018,
Page(s): 346-356
Case Study
Received: July 17, 2017; Accepted: March 13, 2018; Published online: December 4, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.18.019; Copyright © 2018, Deomed
Student-President Reverse Mentoring at Universities: Maltepe University Case
Şafak Gündüz 1 (E-mail), Belma Akşit2
1Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract
Mentoring is a de rigueur concept, which has been widely practiced in organizations for a long time, and has also been observed in academic milieus in the form of one student helping another and an academician giving a hand to a colleague. Reverse mentoring, a new twist on this familiar concept, also has a long history and has been used in higher education as well. Academicians' empowering students as their reverse mentors is no longer a myth. How does a university president's benefiting from students as her/his reverse mentors sound? This paper aims to present a case study by exploring Maltepe University's experiences, whose president has delegated some students as his reverse mentors. The conceptualization through the findings has revealed the significance of such a mentoring system from which all higher education institutions can benefit. The findings of this case study demonstrate how reverse mentoring can clear up negative stereotyping in academia.
Keywords: Higher education, LMX theory, mentoring, reverse mentoring, university president, university student
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