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1st Edition

A Faculty Guide to Advising and Supervising Graduate Students

ISBN 9781138801691
Published January 28, 2015 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This practical guide provides college and university faculty with resources for supervising and advising graduate assistants, guiding doctoral students through the dissertation process, and preparing the next generation of scholars. Exploring common situations that faculty and their graduate students encounter, this book provides the theoretical foundation and best practices for faculty to improve their advising and supervising practices.

Coverage Includes:

  • Working with part-time, online, doctoral, and masters students
  • Supervising assistantships, fellowships, internships, practicums, and residencies
  • Chairing dissertations and theses
  • Preparing students for conferences and presentations

Table of Contents

Preface.1. Retaining Graduate Students: The Critical Role of Faculty Advising. 2. Finding the Perfect Fit: Recruiting and Admitting Graduate Students. 3. Laying the Foundation: Forming Strong Faculty/Student Relationships. 4. Working Together: Faculty Advisor and Graduate Advisee. 5. Accounting for Differences: Advising Diverse Groups. 6. Supervising the Future: Assistantships, Clinicals, Internships, and Practicums. 7. Conquering the Academic Wild West: Advising Virtually Using Social Media. 8. Chaperoning the Dance: Chairing Thesis and Dissertation Research. 9. Preparing to Launch: Advising the Professional Rites of Passage. 10. Summarizing Best Practices. Index.

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Darla J. Twale has coordinated higher education leadership programs, taught for over twenty-five years, advised graduate students, and chaired numerous dissertations. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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"Finally, a guide to the supervision and advising of the university’s most prized product—graduate students. As Twale indicates, faculty receive little training for this responsibility. Yet the importance of nurturing and advising tomorrow’s university donors, prized alumni, and sources of program reputation cannot be overstated. I recommend this book to all new faculty who want to learn how to guide their students and to the more seasoned faculty who not only recognize the value of advising activities but also desire to improve the process."

--Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor and Associate Dean, Iowa State University


"New assistant professors at all institutions could benefit from reading this book! Twale captures many of the nuances of graduate student advising in her handy guide. The summary of best practices provides the reader with uncomplicated takeaways, while the list of resources and references at the end of each chapter points advisors to additional reading to enhance their own knowledge and practice. The information Twale has compiled is invaluable to new and seasoned advisors."

--Tamara Bertrand Jones, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University