This book focuses on using faculty mentoring to empower doctoral students to successfully complete their doctoral studies. The book is a collection of mentoring chapters showcasing professors and dissertation advisors from the most prestigious universities in the United States. They provide an extraordinary range of mentoring advice that speaks directly to the doctoral student. Each chapter addresses a professional or personal component of the doctoral process that represents how these exceptional faculty best ...
This book focuses on using faculty mentoring to empower doctoral students to successfully complete their doctoral studies. The book is a collection of mentoring chapters showcasing professors and dissertation advisors from the most prestigious universities in the United States. They provide an extraordinary range of mentoring advice that speaks directly to the doctoral student. Each chapter addresses a professional or personal component of the doctoral process that represents how these exceptional faculty best mentor their doctoral students. Faculty contributions exemplify diverse perspectives of mentoring: (a) Some faculty are direct and forthright, pointing the mentee toward his/her destination; (b) some faculty share personal experiences-offering mentoring advice from the perspective of someone who traveled a similar path; and (c) some faculty structure a dialogue between the faculty as mentor and you as the doctoral student. In all cases, they open possibilities for achieving success in doctoral studies. Students discover clues to follow during their doctoral journey. Whether the student is just beginning to think about entering a doctoral program, presently taking course studies, under stress, and doesn't know what the future offers, this is an ideal book because it maps the entire doctoral process.
Raymond L. Calabrese is a professor of educational administration in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at the Ohio State University. Calabrese is the author of five books and coauthor of four books. His recent stand alone books include The Dissertation Desk Reference; The Elements of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis; and The Leadership Assignment. Page A. Smith is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
Heritage Professor of Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Dissertation - Understanding the Process
Chapter 3 Doctoral Students and the Dissertation Process
Chapter 4 The Dissertation Process
Chapter 5 Challenges, Professorial Advice, and Doctoral Student Dilemmas
Chapter 6 Moving from Concept to Completion
Chapter 7 Strategies for Dissertation Writing Success
Part 8 The Dissertation Topic
Chapter 9 It's Your Dissertation - It's Your Topic
Chapter 10 Identifying and Focusing a Dissertation Topic: Baseball as a Cognitive Heuristic
Chapter 11 The Dissertation Journey: Strategizing for Success
Chapter 12 Paying Forward: Returning Kindness and Passing on Advice
Chapter 13 Know Your Passion: Selecting a Dissertation Topic
Chapter 14 The Wrong Shoes or the Wrong Feet? Being Changed by the Research Process
Chapter 15 Identifying a Dissertation Research Topic
Chapter 16 Connecting the Dots: Choosing a Dissertation Topic
Part 17 Selecting a Chair and Committee
Chapter 18 Selecting a Dissertation Chair
Chapter 19 Choosing a Dissertation Supervisory Committee and Dissertation Topic
Chapter 20 Seeking an Advisor as a Mentor
Chapter 21 When Choosing a Major Professor, Go Slow to Go Fast
Chapter 22 Choosing a Major Professor
Chapter 23 Dancing With Elephants: Forming Your Dissertation Committee
Part 24 Preparing the Dissertation Proposal
Chapter 25 Preparing a Dissertation Proposal: So, Now You're Ready to Write!
Chapter 26 Preparing a Dissertation Proposal
Chapter 27 Writing Your Dissertation Proposal: It's Easier Than You Think
Chapter 28 Preparing Your Dissertation Proposal
Part 29 Writing the Dissertation
Chapter 30 How to Write Your Dissertation: A Top Ten List!
Chapter 31 Writing the Dissertation: Begin with the End in Mind
Chapter 32 Writing Your Dissertation
Chapter 33 One Sentence, One Paragraph, and One Page at a Time
Part 34 Defending the Dissertation
Chapter 35 What the Graduate Student Handbook Doesn't Tell You about Defending Your Dissertation
Chapter 36 Defending Your Dissertation
Part 37 It's Up to You