Developing as an Advisor

We offer a range of training opportunities for HDR Advisors. For more information please contact grs@jcu.edu.au

Download the HDR Advisor Professional Development Program

See resources from our 2020 Advisor Development Program

Supporting our Supervisors

These optional workshops are intended to provide opportunities for HDR advisors to develop their practice within a community of peers. Off campus attendance is facilitated by a zoom link. An email invitation is issued to advisors via the Graduate Research School.

  • Each workshop includes a 30 minute presentation of case studies and resources followed by a 30 minute practical session.
  • Participants will leave each session with resources they can use when meeting with HDR candidates.
  • During sessions participants are encouraged to work with other advisors to share practices and build networks.
  • Topics will range from advice on use of resources and services, consideration of practices and introduction to new models of advising.
  • Invitations will be sent to all staff when sessions are available, currently only via Zoom.

For advisors looking to identify possible applicants, and support quality applicants through the admission processes. During the session we will clarify the requirements, and related procedures for MPhil and Doctoral applicants. We will also consider scholarship opportunities beyond the JCU Scholarship round.

When: Monday 15 March 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (10:00am - 11:00am SGT) via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors looking to support candidates through the milestone processes.  During the session we will clarify the written and presentation requirements, and related procedures.  The requirements for MPhil and Doctoral candidates will be considered, as well as strategies for ensuring candidates can meet requirements in a timely way.

When: Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (10:00am - 11:00am SGT) via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors preparing to work with candidates who may need support in framing their research or research skills to ensure successful and timely completion.  Questions considered will include: How do you evaluate if progress is sufficient? How do you guide candidates struggling to realise their research expectations?

When: Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors looking to support candidates develop a structure and then write a thesis through candidature. During the session we will clarify the requirements for MPhil and Doctoral candidates. We will consider scoping the topic and challenges in critical writing and building a rigorous argument.

When: Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors working with candidates undertaking practice-led research. We will consider the role of professional and/or artistic practice on the structure of the thesis, and strategies to support development of an exegetical component. The requirements for MPhil and PhD and appropriate scoping and planning to support timely completion will be considered.

When: Friday 23 July 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors working to ensure papers are published during candidature. We will consider the JCU thesis requirements, authorship and selection of suitable journals. Share strategies to support candidates in meeting requirements for MPhil and PhD awards, while maintaining timely progress to completion.

When: Monday 16 August 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors looking to build capacity and find strategies for supporting needs of disparate candidates. Access a tool kit to meet advisory needs of candidates while balancing advisory and other academic roles and responsibilities.

When: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

For advisors whose research work involves links to industry. Discuss strategies for identifying partners, building rapport and realising agreements that meet the needs of all stakeholders. We consider how candidates can be supported while developing the resilience required to work across industry and the academy.

When: Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Higher Degree by Research Advisor Organisation

This organisation in LearnJCU contains a range of resources and development opportunities. Modules support advisor registration requirements as detailed in Becoming an Advisor. Events and Resources are drawn from JCU Professional Development Events. Workshop materials are to support you in providing advisor events.

This course contains 9 modules with 8 quizzes and a range of portfolio activities to meet registration requirements.

Epigeum is a UK based publisher of online courses designed to transform the way in which universities and colleges support their core activities of research, teaching and learning.

Modules:

  1. Introduction: the research higher degree context
  2. Attracting and selecting HDR applicants
  3. Approaching Supervision
  4. Setting your candidate on the right course
  5. Managing Progress
  6. Expectations and preparing for examination
  7. Issues in advising research candidates
  8. Continuing your advisory development
  9. Conclusion: Practise scenarios and full program resources

Written tasks and resources are available here for advisors wishing to elevate from Secondary to Primary; Primary to Primary Advanced and Advisor Mentor.

The material provided will support experienced advisors, approved by their College ADRE, to Chair HDR milestone committees.

Every 4 years advisors can confirm their continuing engagement with JCU's research education culture by completing a short quiz.

Here you will find information and resources about events to support advisor development

A series of materials to inform the individual advisor or to inform an HDR advisor workshop or seminar presentation.

If you have not previously accessed the organisation please email grs@jcu.edu.au providing your JC number to be added.

  • Open the link to LearnJCU
  • Click on Organisation in the side menu bar

  • Click on the Higher Degree by Research Advisors icon or title

Qualitative Methods - Professor David Silverman

Professor David Silverman is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, London, Visiting Professor in the Management Department at King's College, University of London and the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney as well as Adjunct Professor at QUT. He has authored 15 books and more than 50 journal articles on qualitative research, ethnography and conversation analysis.

See resources from our 2020 Advisor Development Program

Coming soon

Thinkwell Workshops

Suitable for HDR Advisors, Academics, Researchers and ECRs

Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns have worked as an award winning team for the past fifteen years. They are well known as leading practitioners and researchers in cognitive behavioural coaching. As well as publishing ten books that have sold many thousands of copies, they are regular contributors to Australian media, including a popular segment on ABC radio.

Their particular expertise is in working with high performers and they have a long history of providing specialist services to the medical and academic professions.

For more information visit the Thinkwell website.

The 2021 program will be run in the weeks beginning Monday 19 July and Monday 22 November.

See the workshops from the 2020 Advisor Development Program

The 2021 program will be run in the weeks beginning Monday 19 July and Monday 22 November.