Supporting supervisors of graduate researchers
Supervisors play an important role in ensuring successful and positive research experiences of higher degree or graduate researchers. This is recognised in the Higher Degree by Research Supervision Policy and through a flexible professional development program including online modules and face to face workshops.
Face-to-face professional development
Face-to-face sessions are offered throughout the year.
Supervisor Master Class 1 (Q1.3)
Demystifying Supervision with Ron Adams from Victoria University
Date: Feb 11
Supervisor Master Class 2 (Q1.1)
Optimising Performance & Wellbeing
with Vicky De Prazer
Date: March 14
Supervisor Master Class 3 (Q 4.3)
Advanced Supervision with Hugh Kearns
Date: June 20
Supervisor Master Class 4 (Q 4.2)
Reduce Your Workload and Improve Your Students’ Writing
Date: September 12
ASPIRE (Advanced Supervisor Program for Improved Research Education)
The intensive program aims to work with selected University of Canberra staff who are generally new to supervision, or who would like to further develop their skills. It is intended to encourage supervisors to develop their repertoire of supervisory strategies and their awareness of current issues in research and research education which influence supervisory practices. The program also aims to promote critical reflection and engagement with the scholarship of research education and supervision.
Dr Margaret Kiley
The Australian National University
The program for 2019 will be conducted from March 7 (introduction) May 2 and May 3.
To apply for this program: email ResearcherDevelopment@canberra.edu.au for more information on how to apply.
Professional development online
Offered through Canvas (Supervising Research Students), these modules aim to support supervisory practice, as well as to inform supervisors about current policy and practice in place at UC. Supervisors are required to complete the modules as part of the registration process.