In 2016 the HDR Supervision Enhancement Program will offer HDR Supervisors with an opportunity to develop skills that focus on the well-being and mental health of HDR candidates.
In some disciplines, post-doctoral fellows are co-supervisors of Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates. The convenor of Macquarie University’s Supervision Enhancement Program (SEP), Associate Professor Merilyn Childs, is keen to establish a strategy with and for post-doctoral fellows that focuses on supervision as an aspect of their career development.
Writing matters and HDR supervision
By Claire Aitchison, Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Centre
It’s likely, that, at some time or another, you’ve heard an academic colleague express this sentiment. People hold very strong feelings about writing – and one person’s views are not necessarily shared by others. For example, what is considered convoluted and overly referenced in one discipline, may be considered quite normal in another.
The LTC and the Department of Education are conducting research on the role of social support in doctoral education.
PhD candidates at any stage of their study are invited to participate in focus groups and/or one-on-one interviews. A monetary incentive is provided to each participant for each session.
The findings will propose guidelines for support services and practices in doctoral education, in order to enhance the HDR experience.
Tell your PhD student about this study!