Mentoring Scenario 2


Description of the Problem

You are a third-year graduate student working in theory. Your research professor has not provided you with a problem, and seems uninterested in the work you are doing on your own.


  • What should you do?
  • What commitments were made to this student when she was accepted as a thesis student?
  • What kind of supervision should a graduate student expect from a thesis advisor?
  • Should a student expect substantive and appropriate help from an advisor, or are there different supervision styles, all of which are appropriate?

Gray arrow Mentoring Scenario 2 Discussion