Checklist for Supervisors
At the first interview:
- Discuss the responsibilities of each stakeholder as written in the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervision and Resources Policy.
- Discuss issues outlined in the First Interview Checklist—Appendix A of the Code of Practice—Supervision. (First Interview Checklist for printing)
- Complete the Commencement of Candidature form—Appendix B of the Code of Practice —Supervision.
- Advise student about:
- additional training/workshops that are available across campus;
- the Graduate Research School;
- Booking a Consultation at the Library;
- Faculty policies and procedures;
- Statistical Consulting Service;
- Any intellectual property issues or expectations—see Student Assignment of IP Policy Explanatory Guidelines and Student Assignment of IP Policy.
Within the first year:
- Begin discussions/preparations for the Research Proposal Review. All Postgraduate Research students must present a formal research proposal in their first year of enrolment in their thesis subject. Continuation of candidature is conditional upon successful completion of the Research Proposal Review.
- Advise if candidates will need to apply for Ethics Approval. Does the research involve human subjects, animals or genetic manipulation? If so, candidates will need to complete an ethical application before the research can begin..At the end of the academic year:
- The Annual Progress Report (APR) needs to be completed by both the candidate and Principal supervisor.
- The Head of Postgraduate Studies and the Dean of the Faculty need to approve the APR before it is returned to the Graduate Research School.
- APRs are compulsory and are an important and formal means to monitor research student progress.
- Each report should be a frank appraisal of the student's progress by both the supervisor and the student.
- The annual report is the means by which the University assesses whether the candidature will continue into the following year.
- The Annual Progress Report form will also provide an opportunity to check and update if necessary the details pertaining to student's full-time/part-time status, thesis title, and supervisor(s).
Problems during the year ...
- Consult the Progress Review and Probation Guidelines;
- Consult the HDR Student Academic Grievance Policy;
- Consult the Student Conduct Rules;
- Consult Faculty Grievance procedures;
- Consult your faculty Commercialisation Manager if any IP protection or ownership issues arise.