ERIC Number: EJ1123490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Dissertation Process and Mentor Relationships for African American and Latina/o Students in an Online Program
Berg, Gary A.
American Journal of Distance Education, v30 n4 p225-236 2016
To examine the problem of underrepresentation of minority students in doctoral programs, the author utilized a mixed-methods case study of an online doctoral program in which large numbers of African American and Latina/o students were enrolled. Themes uncovered in the study centered on specific academic and nonacademic challenges, the important role of mentors, and the impact of degree completion on students. Recommendations include effective mentor-mentee matching and increased sensitivity to particular challenges for underrepresented minority students in doctoral programs.
Descriptors: Mentors, Online Courses, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Minority Group Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Graduation Rate, Student Participation, Student Experience, Faculty Advisers, Academic Advising, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Demography, Educational Practices, Barriers, Educational Benefits, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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