Have you ever wanted to have input on a supervision workshop? Here is your chance! Imagine preventing common mistakes and avoiding confusion when taking on new graduate students. Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur. TLS would like your help in establishing the content for the next workshop in our Supervision Series.
What is a supervisory alliance? The session will introduce a framework to discuss this relationship between supervisor and supervisee in terms of the Bond, Goals, and Tasks. The presentation and discussion will provide you with suggestions, ideas and a model to enable you to collaborate more successfully with your graduate students.
To register for the workshop, click here and select "Register for the Graduate Workshop"
As a professor, supervising graduate students is in most cases very rewarding. However, the supervisory experience can present professors with many challenges including conflict and at times, ineffective resolution of such conflict. If you would like to learn new strategies to improve communication with supervisees, you might be interested in training in conflict resolution, and in learning how to communicate expectations and responsibilities.
In this workshop, facilitators will present information to help you identify evidence of mental health problems, and to decide when to refer a student.
We will consider strategies for effective boundary setting and discuss the resulting mutual benefits for supervisors and supervisees. Each participant will be asked to present some hypothetical experiences during this workshop.
Professors are often asked by students to write reference letters for funding opportunities. This interactive session is designed to help you answer questions such as:
- Are you obliged to write a reference letter if asked by a student and how might you respond if you are not supportive?
- How much lead time should you expect in order to write a reference letter?
- What information should be provided by the student?
What are the key elements of a “good” reference letter and what pitfalls should be avoided?