Under ECU policy, academics can only become Principal Supervisor on a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) panel after they have had a successful completion as an associate supervisor. However there is now a new pathway to principal supervision.
Supervisors who successfully participate in the year-long Principal Supervisor Accreditation Program (PSAP), hold appropriate qualifications, and are research active, can then be accredited as a Principal Supervisor at ECU.
The supervisors attend workshops and work individually with a senior mentor. They also create a reflective portfolio,share supervision tools and give a presentation on supervision to the wider university.
Participants need to:
Participants will need support from their School to complete this program, as it involves a considerable commitment. They are asked to:
PSAP ran in 2016 and 2017. Participants commented very positively on:
“I’ve been really impressed by the work of our first 19 supervisors this year,” said Dean of Graduate Studies Professor Joe Luca. “They will be great contributors to a culture of thoughtful, best practice supervision at ECU.”
The workshops included panels of experienced supervisors, hypotheticals, and talks by 30 presenters over the year. Topics included: ethics and research integrity; supporting students at all stages of candidature; dealing with challenges; publication and co-authorship; student and disciplinary diversity, thesis examination, and planning for life after the thesis. The emphasis is on reflective,resilient, and adaptive supervision.
If you are interested in PSAP 2018, please talk to your Associate Dean Research and ask to be nominated for the program.
For more information please contact Marziya Mohammedali on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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