Developing Our Students and Strengthening Our Program at UCSB

13 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2013

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Pei-te Lien

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Nicole Filler

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Rhoanne Esteban

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Abstract

In this presentation, we cover key features of our graduate program at UCSB such as faculty advising, peer mentoring, student reviews, fellowship/other financial support, and professional skills development (professional skills forums, TA training, and public presentations). We refrain from discussing major degree requirements due to time constraints. Nevertheless, we wish to provide information on certain features of our program such as the field paper option, PhD emphases, and the language skills requirement, which underscore the importance of interdisciplinarity and flexibility in our training and advising of graduate students. One purpose of this presentation and discussion is to identify new challenges and best practices that may help our program better prepare for the increasing diversity among our undergraduate students. Furthermore, we aim to leverage the strength of increased campus diversity in a leading public institution of higher education to help maintain and further the goal of excellence in graduate training and mentoring.

Keywords: graduate education, diversity, TA training, professional skills development

Suggested Citation

Lien, Pei-te and Filler, Nicole and Esteban, Rhoanne, Developing Our Students and Strengthening Our Program at UCSB. APSA 2013 Teaching and Learning Conference Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2211726

Pei-te Lien (Contact Author)

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) ( email )

Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

Nicole Filler

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) ( email )

Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

Rhoanne Esteban

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) ( email )

Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

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