HomeThe Central Colleges of the Philippines Interdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2009)

Mentoring Faculty towards Scholarly Productivity

Rosenda A. de Gracia



Developing a competitive research program is expedient upon a college or university. A university therefore must “grow its own research staff”. It is developing the requisite skills and competencies in people that put a burden upon a school. While this may be difficult, there are ways that can be done that may warrant a close look at. This paper aims to show how CCP does it, the challenges the college has to face and the status of the efforts along the above. Why mentor? Mentoring means guiding a younger faculty or graduate student so that the quality of experience of the said individual in a school may be improved. Effective mentoring as a program should begin with faculty. Senior faculty with experience in writing, publishing, and advising research and similar undertakings are needed if it must work. It is a shared responsibility between the faculty and the student. There must be willingness on both parties to go through the process. The faculty guides, checks, edits, critiques the student’s work and shows the student what and where to improve a written work.