The efficiency of the Faculty Mentorship Certification Program: Mentor’s Perception
The study aimed to examine the efficient perception of mentors in the Faculty Mentorship Certification Program at Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University. It specifically discussed insights into how this program promotes and encourages the advancement of newly appointed faculty members, and offers the necessary tools for being a successful mentor. The study comprised forty-three mentors from 18 colleges, who met the program requirement. Mixed method approach (quantitative and qualitative) was utilized to accomplish the study's objectives. Eight mentors have been chosen randomly for the interview, and answers have been taken for 20 items to determine program perceptions of the mentors, including time adequacy, administrative support, benefits, organization, and materials. Before collecting the study data, arbitrators confirmed their validity and reliability. Findings of the study showed the overall program's effectiveness and indicated that the gender of the respondents did not show statistically crucial differences. In addition, interview analysis revealed mentors' satisfaction with the program procedures, improves communication, and enhances trust mechanism. Finally, mentors suggested transferring this program to other national and regional institutions, in so far as it can be a prerequisite for promoting faculty members and disseminating academic mentoring.