Supervisor and Intern Reflections on a Year of Research: Why it Worked
Keywords:research, research internship, undergraduate supervision, research narrative, undergraduate internships, mentorship
Explorations on the relationship between undergraduate research assistants and their supervisors have yielded often conflicting results, sometimes indicating that these relationships are highly rewarding and beneficial to both parties while, at other times, suggesting that undergraduate assistants do little more than drain faculty time with few relevant contributions to the actual projects (Potter, Abrams, Townson, & Williams, 2000). This article focuses on a narrative of both supervisor and research assistant experiences working in an internship setting over the course of one academic year, and on perceptions regarding why the relationship was productive and enhanced the teaching and learning of both parties involved.
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
Cleveland State University
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