SEMINAR: A Model of Research Mentoring

Event Date: February 21, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Michael Loui, Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time: 3:30-4:20pm
Location: ARMS B071
Contact Name: Dr. Alice Pawley
Contact Email: apawley@purdue.edu

In a grounded theory study, we analyzed the reflective journals and mentoring philosophy statements of eighteen graduate student mentors of undergraduate researchers in a summer research program. We developed a model of research mentoring that describes how the relationship can evolve and explains how mismatched expectations can arise. (Joint work with Renata Revelo Alonso.)


Michael C. Loui is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He serves as Editor of Journal of Engineering Education and as a member of the editorial boards of College Teaching and Accountability in Research. He is a Carnegie Scholar and an IEEE Fellow. Pro-fessor Loui was Associate Dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000. He directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation from 1990 to 1991. He earned the Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.