Induction and Mentoring of Graduate Assistants in Eritrean Institutions of Higher Education
【摘要】：In academia, colleges and universities hire graduates as teaching and research assistants. However, the way they are inducted into the system and mentored in the process, above all, the clarity of their job description and promotion opportunities have always been pressing issues for Graduate Assistants (GAs). This survey dealt with the induction and mentoring situation of GAs in7Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in Eritrea, East Africa. It explored the views of133GAs,25senior faculty members and7Deans of Colleges on the aforementioned elements of GAs'concern. One-Way ANOVA, and Post Hoc Test analysis techniques were used to analyze data collected through a Likert scale questionnaire; interview questions are categorically summarized. Results revealed that GAs shoulder vital responsibilities but they receive poor induction, mentoring and promotion opportunities in all colleges. This thesis revealed the main reasons and more.