The Contemporary College Student Podcast
Episode 9

Season 3: Building Real, Developmental Relationships with Student Leaders as a Graduate Student

Michelle Boettcher published on

In this podcast Grant Parker discusses how to build appropriate, real, developmental relationships with student organization leaders as an advisor and Student Affairs Graduate Assistant. Grant references research on the topic and shares personal stories of his approach to establishing relationships built on respect with students who were only a year younger than him at the time. 

Holzweiss, P., Rahn, R., & Wickline, J. (2007). Are All Student Organizations Created Equal? The Differences and Implications of Student Participation in Academic versus Non-Academic Organizations. College Student Affairs Journal27(1), 136-150.

Campbell, C. M., Smith, M., Dugan, J. P., & Komives, S. R. (2012). Mentors and college student leadership outcomes: The importance of position and process. The Review of Higher Education35(4), 595-625.

Ferris, S., Johnson, G., Lovitz, A., Stroud, S., & Rudisille, J. Assuming the Role: The successful advisor-student relationship. Association of College Unions International. 2011.[Updated 2012 Nov 20; Cited 2012 Nov 27].

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