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ERIC Number: EJ902803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0888-210X
Supervision of New Professionals in Student Affairs: Assessing and Addressing Needs
Barham, Janice Davis; Winston, Roger B., Jr.
College Student Affairs Journal, v26 n1 p64-89 Fall 2006
This qualitative study examined the supervision of new professionals from the perspectives of new professionals and their supervisors. Analysis of interviews with four new professionals and their supervisors suggested the following: (a) supervisors supervised the way they wanted to be supervised, (b) new professionals had difficulty identifying and/or articulating what they wanted or needed from their supervisors, (c) seasoned supervisors appeared to be better diagnosticians of new professionals' needs than novice supervisors, (d) some supervisors lacked the skills necessary to diagnose accurately the supervision needs of new professionals, and (e) there appeared to be little direct connection between identified supervision needs of new professionals and professional development activities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A