As previously shared, mentoring has been a significant interest in my personal and professional career. I am working on drafting the findings from previous mentoring program study at the moment; however, I am thrilled to share a study one of my doctoral scholars is currently working on related mentoring for doctoral scholars.
The goal of this research is to understand how doctoral students experience mentoring DURING and AFTER the completion of their terminal graduate degree programs in both face-to-face and distributed environments. We really want to know how doctoral scholars establish, communicate, and sustain a mentoring relationship that contributes to their personal and professional development. Also, we are curious to learn about the nature and dynamics of this relationship and to understand if any of these mentoring experiences occur from a distance or involve mentoring with a professional/scholar beyond their own institution of study.
If you are (or know of) a doctoral researcher who is in-progress or has recently completed (in the last 2-5 years) a terminal graduate degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., M.F.A.), please consider volunteering 30-minutes to participate in a research interview. We hope to conduct interviews over the summer months, and if you are interested and available please complete this informed consent form: https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d06SO2d0GL8al6d
Here is more information about this research study is posted by my co-investigator, Meranda Roy, directly from her blog.