Graduate Student Supervision: Insights, Experiences & Practices
The College of Graduate Studies invites faculty members and graduate students to attend
a panel discussion on Graduate Student Supervision: Insights, Experiences & Practices
Date and Time:
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 9, 2023
E1/CIT Building Auditorium (Male Side)
The focal audience for this panel discussion comprises early-career faculty members
preparing to undertake supervision roles for Masters and PhD students. Faculty members
presently supervising graduate students are encouraged to participate, providing a
platform to expand their knowledge base, exchange experiences, and engage in the discussion.
Graduate students seeking insights into supervisor expectations and wishing to unravel
the mentor-mentee dynamics are also welcomed to participate in this workshop.
Dr. Hilal El-Hassan, Associate Professor of Concrete Technology, Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
- Prof. Emad Elnajjar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
- Dr. Mohamed Hamouda, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
- Dr. Ashraf Aly Hassan, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Mentoring graduate students at the doctoral or master’s level represents a substantial
academic duty. Supervisors, as well as students, have certain expectations, obligations,
and responsibilities. However, it is the supervisor who imparts stimulating, meaningful,
and challenging learning experiences. While the fundamentals and guidelines of engagement
and communication with graduate students are generally simple (sometimes dubbed as
common sense), certain teacher-disciple principles and pedagogies can significantly
enhance student engagement and foster innovation. The main question here is: What
are those principles and how does their practice allow for mutual growth of mentors
and mentees? Albeit some of these principles are common practice, others require thoughtful
reflection and consideration. This panel discussion will present these principles
for a mutually beneficial outcome for both supervisors and graduate students.
Come prepared with your thoughts on the qualities of an ideal graduate mentor. Document
your experience as a mentee and reflect how it has influenced your transition into
a mentor role. Sharing your dos and don’ts as a current or soon to be mentor will
significantly enrich the ongoing panel discussion.
No registration is required.
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