Student/Mentor/Advisor Relationships

The Mentor develops (usually) the research project, advises the student on how to carry out the project, trains the student on necessary methods and technique, and supervises the research.

The Advisor supervises the writing of the proposal/thesis, provides editorial assistance and makes sure the student is on track and schedule.

Communication between the Advisor and Mentor is through the student.  The student apprises the mentor as to the schedule set by the advisor, provides the mentor with drafts of the proposal/thesis and the time period in which the mentorís comments are needed by the advisor. The student keeps the advisor current on the progress of the research and any problems that may arise during its course.

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