Higher Degree Research Supervision Workshops

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The Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervision Development team (Professor Peter Kanowski, Deputy Dean (HDR Supervision) and Dr Jacqui Hoepner, Early Career Fellow (HDR Supervision)), working with the Dean, Higher Degree Research and the Graduate Research Office (GRO) are offering a series of HDR Supervision Development workshops throughout 2019.

The workshops will support the ANU HDR Supervision Framework, to be implemented from late-2019. More details on the Framework will follow then.

A suite of online resources is being developed to support the HDR Supervision Framework. These will be available from August 2019. You can already access one key resource, the Supervising Doctoral Studies package, through Wattle. You can dip in and out of this package as you wish, at any time.

HDR Supervision Development Workshops

There are two series of workshops in 2019:

  1. the “Foundations” workshops are directed at those new to supervision, and are offered as a module within Centre for Higher Education, Learning & Teaching's (CHELT) “Teaching and Learning at ANU: Foundations” course. The “Foundations” workshop is offered quarterly;
  2. the second series of workshops address a range of topics relevant to good practice HDR supervision. These workshops are offered as per the schedule below.

There’s no cost for the workshops, and participation will count towards the requirements of the ANU HDR Supervision Framework. We ask you to register as there are limited places at each workshop, and for catering purposes.

You can register through the links below; you’ll receive a confirmation, and more information closer to the date.


Foundation Workshop

Foundations of HDR supervision

Leads – Professor Peter Kanowski, Deputy Dean (HDR Supervision) and Dr Jacqui Hoepner, Early Career Fellow (HDR Supervision)

Focus – The Foundations workshop draws from work by Dean of HDR, Professor Imelda Whelehan, to explore the craft of HDR supervision, review relevant ANU policies and procedures, and suggest there might be some golden rules to successful supervision. Those who wish to can count completion of this workshop towards CHELT’s “Teaching and Learning at ANU: Foundations” course.

Date/time – 15 October, 9:30am–11:30am. Register for this workshop


HDR Supervision Online Resource

Ahead of the full suite of online resources, you can access the comprehensive online resource, Supervising Doctoral Studies, through Wattle (search on “HDRS” if the link doesn’t take you to the resource). This resource will contribute to the HDR Supervision Framework, and we’d welcome your feedback.

You can also access two relevant books as e-books through the ANU Library: A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors, a companion to the Supervising Doctoral Studies resource; and Successful Research Supervision.

More information or comments

Contact Justin Wood via email at hdr.supervision@anu.edu.au or via telephone on +61 2 6125 1797.