Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-2-2017

Abstract

In this paper, I present principles based on more than thirty years of intentional mentoring as a statistical educator in a Christian college. I believe this mentoring has been enhanced due to the setting- a Christian college, and the discipline - statistics. I discuss distinctives of the Christian college setting that positively impact mentoring in any discipline with respect to the mentor, the mentee, and the pervading campus atmosphere. I focus on mentoring as a statistical educator by specifically considering the following: attracting students to the discipline of statistics, preparing students for careers using statistics, and preparing students for graduate study in a statistics related field. For each, I consider principles of successful mentoring in statistics at the undergraduate level regardless of the type of institution and how these principles can be expanded within the context of a Christian college.

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