Mentoring Scenario 1


Description of the Problem

You enter graduate school with two full years of support from a fellowship awarded by your undergraduate institution. You easily find a faculty member to work with. At the end of the second year, the faculty member tells you that she will not be your thesis advisor.


  • What should you do?
  • Was the behavior of this faculty member ethical? Why or why not?
  • How is the behavior of this professor different from the assistant professor in Scenario 6?
  • Can you design a faculty scenario for this situation that would make her behavior ethical?
  • What should the response of the department to this situation be?

Gray arrow Mentoring Scenario 1 Discussion