The Academic-Support Group: Peer-Mentoring Experiences of Early-Career Music Teacher Educators

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2021
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Kuebel, Christa
Waters, Heather
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Visions of Research in Music Education
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Svec, Christina
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Music and Theatre

The Department of Music and Theatre offers two areas of focus. Its major in Music provides the study of music as applied to teaching, performance, composition, theory, and music literature. Its major in Performing Arts offers students the study of the history, heritage, theory, and practice of performing arts, including acting, writing, and directing.

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The Department of Music was formed in 1888. In 2012 its name was changed to the Department of Music and Theatre.

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1888-present

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  • Department of Music (1888-2012)

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The transition from doctoral student to higher education faculty member provides a unique set of challenges. Individuals attempt to balance research, service, and teaching requirements while also experiencing changes in their personal lives, such as geographical relocation. Peer-mentoring of early-career faculty may be used to support this challenging period and support the longevity of those who follow this career path. Therefore, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the peer-mentoring experience of a group of early-career elementary general music teacher educators. Research questions were: (1) How did participants describe the experience of peer-mentoring? (2) How did participation impact participants personally, and; (3) How did participation impact participants professionally? We present our findings in four themes related to “finding our place” within our peer-mentoring group and the larger scope of higher education to share our experiences and encourage peer mentoring among earlycareer music teacher educators.
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This article is published as Kuebel, Christa; Waters, Heather; and Svec, Christina (2021) "The Academic-Support Group: Peer Mentoring Experiences of Early-Career Music Teacher Educators," Visions of Research in Music Education, Vol. 38(4).https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol38/iss1/4. Posted with permission.
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