M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Education, Higher--New Jersey; Graduate students--Services for--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to investigate how graduate assistants at Rowan University, Glassboro campus connect to the campus community using socialization theory. Data collection consisted of interviews of 10 randomly selected first and second year graduate students during the 2006-07 academic school year. The interviews were conducted at Rowan University during the spring 2007 semester. On average the interviews took about 25 minutes to conduct. Participants were interviewed to see how the graduate assistants felt about graduate school and their programs of study. Interviews were transcribed into a word document and then analyzed for common themes.
The study provides insight into how graduate assistants connect to a campus community. Participants indicated positive relationships when it came towards peers in the classroom environment, but a definite lack of socialization outside of the classroom. Faculty were found to be a strong support system, but the availability outside of the classroom was lacking.
Duncan, Janelle R. M., "Student connection: how graduate assistants of Rowan University connect to the campus community" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 785.