Improving Advising Relationships Between PhD Students and Faculty in Human-Computer Interaction

CHI 2024 hybrid panel on May 15th, 9-10:20am HST

In this CHI 2024 hybrid panel, we aim to start a much-needed conversation about PhD advising to raise awareness within SIGCHI about common advising problems; and to begin brainstorming solutions that faculty, administrators, and PhD students can implement.

Advisor-advisee relationships between PhD students and faculty are vital to research, but advising dynamics can be challenging for both student and advisor. Though advising can involve egregious problems such as sexual harassment, we focus on what might be less serious but more common issues such as exploitation, unprofessional behavior, mishandling of credit, and inadequate communication. While problems can be caused by advisor or advisee, the power imbalance exacerbates problems for PhD students. In any case, open discussion about PhD advising is rare. Our panel aims to address this gap. Read more here.

Panelists and Moderator



Jane Im
PhD Candidate
University of Michigan
Panelist

Himanshu Zade
PhD Candidate
University of Washington
Panelist

Steve Oney
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Panelist

Pamela Wisniewski
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University
Panelist

Kentaro Toyama
Professor
University of Michigan
Moderator
Our panel aims to start conversations around the following questions:
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