12:30 - 16:00
(prerequisite: Course 1)
Dates: 26 Sept. 2019 (English)
Location: Meeting Room 3, 3rd floor Setberg
Description and Objectives
The objective of this short course is to enable participants to gain a deeper insight into several important elements of doctoral student supervision. The roles and responsibilities of supervisors and PhD students will also be discussed. The course will be conducted as a workshop and participants will have the opportunity to discuss various aspects of the supervisor-student relationship and the challenges that doctoral supervision involves. Alongside group discussions and exercices, experienced supervisors will give short presentations. Participants will discuss typical challenges that supervisors deal with, such as the differing expectations of supervisors and students, communication issues and relationships with co-supervisors, etc.
Due to the brevity of the course there will not be time to discuss the regulations for PhD studies of the university or its individual Schools. Thus participants should have taken the prerequisite online Course 1 on the rules and regulations of the Graduate School and their individual School before taking this course. Participants are also required to read material (Lee, 2008 or Halse, 2011) ahead of the course. In this way, course time will be used more constructively for discussion and practical exercises.
At the end of the course supervisors will be able to:
- Define the role and duties of PhD students
- Define the role and duties of PhD advisors
- Describe student perceptions (as presented by research) of what makes for a good advisor
- Explain how to set boundaries, particularly with regard to time, in PhD advising
- Identify different ways of building trust between PhD advisors and students
- Use various techniques to resolve conflicts