Building Strong Mentoring Relationships in Doctoral Education

In February 2009, the Graduate School held the third of four best practices seminars that are part of the Graduate School’s Initiative to Optimize Doctoral Completion. Three faculty members shared proven individual and departmental strategies for mentoring doctoral students to maximize both learning and doctoral research.

Opening comments: Dr. Maureen Grasso, Dean of the Graduate School

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Creating a Learning Community across the Department: Dr. Jason Cantarella, Mathematics

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Developing Effective Mentoring Relationships with Individual Students: Dr. James Nagel, English

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Structuring the Learning Environment to Foster Strong Student-Faculty Relationships: Dr. Thomas Reeves, Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology

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