Synergistic Supervision Strategies of Mid-Level Professionals in Student Affairs
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This dissertation contributes to the body of knowledge about the utilization of synergistic supervision in practice and about the adult learning experiences reported by participants within the context of supervision.
The research questions guiding this study are: (1) What are the synergistic practices of mid-level Student Affairs supervisors at a four-year public university?, and (2) What adult learning experiences do study participants report within the context of supervision?
Using Winston and Creamer's (1997) Synergistic Supervision model as framework, data were brought to life through the narratives of the supervisors and supervisees participating in the study as they reflected on best practices for working together. Their adult learning experiences emerged through analysis of two sets of qualitative interviews and one workshop about synergistic supervision.