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The strategies that we will share in our workshop stem from a National Science Foundation-funded project titled the Dissertation Institute. The Dissertation Institute is a one-week intervention for minority students in the final phases of obtaining a doctorate. During this intervention, students are given a series of talks and tools for succeeding in the pursuit of a doctorate as well as time to practice these skills, particularly those relevant to writing. We also conduct research on our participants and their experiences in pursuing a doctorate.
From commonalities found in the data collected, we have developed a series of strategies to provide doctoral students with the precise support they need for success. Through the use of discussion and role-playing, participants will be able to learn and practice strategies on the following topics:
- Scaffolding students into independent research
- Building trust and rapport with your graduate students
- Leveraging opportunities to sustain degree progress
- Motivational strategies to help students get unstuck
- Managing the writing process
- Encouraging mental health awareness
This workshop is designed for all faculty who currently advise graduate students. Early career faculty are particularly encouraged to attend.
9:00 am Introductions and Objectives
9:15 am Description of the NSF Project
9:45 am Phases of the Advising Relationship
10:00 am Motivate Your Students
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Advising through the Writing Process
10:30 am Getting Your Students Unstuck
10:15 am Minding Mental Health
11:00 am Putting It All Together - Activity
11:30 am Discussion - Q&A
11:55 am Closing
This workshop is based on research supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1723314. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 540-231-4205, email@example.com . Dr. Matusovich is a Collaborating-PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Dr. Matusovich has research expertise in using motivation frameworks to examine the student experience in engineering contexts.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Tech, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Artiles is the Postdoctoral Associate on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Dr. Artiles has research expertise in doctoral education, particularly advisor-advisee relationships in engineering doctoral programs.
Dean of Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Adams is the PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Her research interests include faculty and graduate student development, international collaborations, team effectiveness, collaborative and active learning, and quality control and management. Adams is a leader in efforts to broaden participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering.
Assistant Professor, Rowan University. Dr. Cruz worked in the evaluation of the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Dr. Cruz has expertise in faculty motivation to adopt research based instructional practices.