Tue, Nov 04, 2008
Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts Program for Graduate Students and Faculty
I’ve been following Michigan State University’s Graduate School for many years as they have developed and refined a program to promote graduate student retention and constructive conflict resolution between faculty and graduate students. I was on the advisory board of the project when it received a FIPSE grant. I’m pleased to note that the program, Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts continues to flourish and that there are some new resources available to help extend the reach of the program.
Of special interest is the growing collection of online video vignettes that are used to spark discussion about the expectations and underlying interests that may be unspoken in many common conflicts between faculty and graduate students. The online clips are just a subset of a much larger collection that are available on DVD to people who attend a Train-the-Trainer event.
A new companion book (paperback) is also now available from the Council of Graduate Schools, with discounts available for bulk purchases by CGS member campuses.
Klomparens, K., Beck, J., Brockman, J. and Nunez, T. (2008). Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts in Graduate Education. Washington, D.C.: Council of Graduate Schools Publications.
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