ERIC Number: ED327084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Research Student and Supervisor. An Approach to Good Supervisory Practice.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
The lack of a planned, disciplined, and well-supervised approach to research which frustrates a student's timely completion of a Ph.D. program is addressed. Some practices are discussed which, if adopted, could lead many more students to complete their Ph.D. expeditiously. A framework is presented that is intended to help the student and the supervisor to recognize when things are starting to go wrong in the progress towards completing the Ph.D. program. Some of the reasons are discussed, most particularly those associated with research methods, problems of completion time or failure to complete. Guidelines are suggested for each stage of progress towards a completed Ph.D. program, as well as ways to enable both the supervisor and the student to recognize whether the student should continue on for the Ph.D. A checklist on good supervisory practice is provided, in question form, which reinforces the main points addressed in the report. Six references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Student Evaluation, Student Research, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Influence
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.