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An analysis of the key components of a formal mentoring program for international students at Robert Morris University


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This research represents a detailed look at the academic and social barriers international students face at Robert Morris University (RMU). The three international sample populations in this study: students and faculty at RMU, and industry professionals at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare identified the critical components that may decrease barriers and increase retention and successful completion of degrees of international students at RMU through a formal mentoring program. The findings of the study were conducted through interviews and focus groups and clearly suggest advantages to developing a formal mentoring program for international students at RMU. Based on the findings, a Transition Model with three phases; Orientation, Continuation, and Mentorship was formulated. Such a model may provide international students at RMU with the key elements needed to successfully transition from their first day on campus to the time they graduate.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
Ethnic studies;
Higher education;
College students;
International;
Mentoring programs;
Colleges & universities
Company / organization
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0631: Ethnic studies
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Diversity in higher education; International students; Mentoring; Mentoring in higher education; Pennsylvania; Retention of international students in higher education; Robert Morris University; Student to professional mentoring
Title
An analysis of the key components of a formal mentoring program for international students at Robert Morris University
Author
Armani, Claudia M.
Number of pages
308
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1447
Source
DAI-A 69/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549935988
University/institution
Robert Morris University
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3339701
ProQuest document ID
275670725
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/275670725
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