Student Affairs

Tools for Supervision I: Supervising Student Employees, Peer Educators, and Graduate Students

Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Jason Laker
Price: $50.00

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This webinar will focus on supervision of students generally, as well as particular considerations for general department and office employees, peer and resident mentors and advisors, and graduate assistants.  Regardless of the particular duties or roles, supervisors have a unique and under-appreciated role in professional socialization and development and learning.  We will discuss strategies for establishing and caring for this unique supervisory experience.

Learning goals:

  • Understanding student supervision as a unique form of teaching and mentorship
  • Strategies for developmental supervision
  • Successful navigation of common and unusual challenges with student employees
  • Recognition ideas
  • Strategies for performance management and conflict resolution

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Jason Laker has over 20 years of successful and progressively more
complex administrative leadership experiences in student and academic
affairs, at six distinct institutional environments (e.g., research, public,
private, large, small, religious, liberal arts) in the U.S. and Canada (he
is originally from Detroit, Michigan). He has served as Chief Student
Affairs Officer at universities in the U.S. and Canada, and is currently a
tenured, Full Professor in the Lurie College of Education at San José State
University in California. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona's
Center for the Study of Higher Education, an M.A. in Community Counseling
from Adams State College (CO), and a B.S. in Organizational Communication
from Central Michigan University. He has presented and published numerous
articles and conference sessions, including four edited texts: Masculinities
in Higher Education (Routledge, 2011 with Tracy Davis), Canadian
Perspectives on Men and Masculinities (Oxford, 2011), Citizenship, Democracy
and Higher Education in Europe, Canada and the USA (2014, Palgrave UK), and
Civic Pedagogies in Higher Education: Teaching for Democracy in Europe,
Canada and the USA (2014, Palgrave UK).

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