Six steps to improve student-supervisor meetings: Editorial


Student-supervisor meetings are a vital part of higher-degree studies and offer the opportunity for supervisors to share and support students in and beyond their work, write Alexander Clark and Bailey Sousa of Athabasca University. The authors outline six ways that students and supervisors can improve meetings and related outcomes. Clark and Sousa offer advice such as planning the meetings’ duration, frequency, and goals; ensuring the key points of the meeting are taken care of by using a “parking lot” for off-topic or tangential issues; and openly acknowledging power the perceived or true power differential and inequities that can appear in these meetings.

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