ERIC Number: ED295541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Mentors and Supervisors. IIE Research Report No. 14.
A series of case studies was conducted to explore the nature and meaning of advising at the Ph.D. level and the conditions under which the two parties in the relationship (sponsor and advisee) are more and less satisfied. Six graduate departments (in engineering, economics and history) in four northeastern universities were the research sites. A total of 58 persons were interviewed, including a population of 33 students of which 11 were Americans and 22 were international students from 15 countries. Following an introductory chapter on the purposes and methods of the study, results and recommendations are presented in the following chapters: the choice of a university; the predissertation years; the choice of an advisor; a researchable topic; mentors and supervisors; students as advisors (mutual advising among peers); and conclusions and recommendations on advising foreign and American doctoral students. The Foreign Student Office as a source of support for doctoral students is discussed in an appendix. Forty-nine references are listed. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Case Studies, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Faculty Advisers, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.