1st Edition

Promoting Meaningful Student-Faculty Experiences in Graduate Education

Edited By Eugene T. Parker, III, Teniell L. Trolian Copyright 2024
    232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    While there is an extensive body of evidence about the importance of engagement with faculty for undergraduate students, there is a dearth of scholarly attention to the experiences of graduate and professional students. This edited book examines current and future changes to U.S. college and university environments and the ways in which these shifts affect student-faculty interactions and engagement with graduate students. This volume highlights the distinct ways in which graduate students interact with faculty through research opportunities, advising, collaborations, teaching, mentoring, and socialization. This book also offers practical implications and recommendations for higher education faculty, student and academic affairs staff, faculty development professionals, and leaders for fostering effectual student-faculty experiences in graduate education.


    Contributor Bios


    Chapter 1: Introduction: Graduate and Professional Education in the United States and the Roles of College and University Faculty

    Teniell L. Trolian and Eugene T. Parker, III


    Part I: Curriculum and Teaching


    Chapter 2: Becoming Co-Learners and Mentors: Creating Intentional Connections Between Faculty and Graduate Learners in Short-Term Academic Programs

    Maximilian T. Schuster


    Chapter 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Creating Meaningful Graduate Student-Faculty Relationships within Social Justice-Based Courses in Virtual Spaces

    Lucy A. LePeau, and Oscar E. PatrĂ³n and Cindy Ann Kilgo


    Chapter 4: Increasing Equity Through Project-Based Learning in Graduate and Professional Schools: Problems of Practice, Cases, and Clinics

    Ethan Youngerman and KC Culver


    Part II: Identity and Experiences


    Chapter 5: Uplifting Epistemic Resources: How Student-Faculty Interactions Support Diverse Students in Medical School

    A. Emiko Blalock, Elizabeth Guerrero Lyons, Aldana Julia Garcia and Sevil Ozdemir


    Chapter 6: Graduate and Professional Student Sponsorship Across Racial and Gender Identities

    Dorian L. McCoy, Miranda N. Rutan and Ashton R. Cooper


    Chapter 7: Trauma-Informed Faculty Interactions with Graduate Students

    Tricia R. Shalka, Taylor Piva and Kaitlin Legg


    Part III: Graduate Student Mentoring


    Chapter 8: The Importance of Faculty Interactions and Mentoring for Postdoctoral Scholars

    Elizabeth A. Jach


    Chapter 9: Creating a Bridge to the Future: Preparing New Faculty for the Evolving Realities of Academia

    Charles J. Thompson and Leslie Jo Shelton


    Chapter 10: Conclusion: Meaningful Student-Faculty Engagement for Graduate and Professional Students

    Eugene T. Parker, III and Teniell L. Trolian




    Eugene T. Parker, III is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Kansas, USA.

    Teniell L. Trolian is Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at the University at Albany, State University of New York, USA.