ERIC Number: EJ827953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Role of Doctoral Advisors: A Look at Advising from the Advisor's Perspective
Barnes, Benita J.; Austin, Ann E.
Innovative Higher Education, v33 n5 p297-315 Mar 2009
The doctoral advisor is said to be one of the most important persons--if not "the" single most critical person--with whom doctoral students will develop a relationship during their doctoral degree programs (Baird 1995). However, we have limited knowledge regarding how doctoral advisors see their roles and responsibilities as advisors. Therefore, through in-depth interviews, we explored the perceptions of 25 exemplary doctoral advisors, who have graduated a large number of doctoral students, about their roles and responsibilities as advisors. We conclude this article with implications for doctoral education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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