Journal article

Good practice groundwork: Managing initial meetings with higher degree research students

N Eshtiaghi, S Robertson, G Warren-Myers

Education for Chemical Engineers | Elsevier | Published : 2012

Abstract

Effective supervision is a critical factor in the successful completion of higher degree research (HDR) students. The supervision of a HDR project incorporates a range of issues beyond the research activities; it includes professional development, strategic planning, basic administration, meeting deadlines, quality assurance and managing stakeholder expectations. Supervising a doctoral student is a complex task; arguably, it is the most complex level of teaching in higher education. This paper argues that initial meetings with students set the tone for the continuation of the supervisory relationship. The establishment of rapport, negotiation of expectations, and initial analysis of the stud..

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