First Advisor

Collins, Robert

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts

School

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

87 pages

Abstract

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) faculty members are professional educators who work in small autonomous teams in remote wilderness settings with no direct supervision from program staff. Though there is a significant degree of autonomy from administrative oversight, the professional growth and development of NOLS faculty is an important institutional goal. Coaching and mentoring are strategies for engendering professional development of educators. Mentoring constitutes a long-term process utilizing formal and informal relationships for faculty development whereas coaching constitutes a formal relationship focusing on the coachee's growth and development in the immediate. Based on a review of the literature and the development of a specific coaching curriculum, this project examines peer coaching as a tool for professional development of NOLS faculty.

Date of Award

Summer 2013

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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