How are they doing?
An assessment poll for HDR advisors to gauge their HDR candidate’s progress
(Based on material developed for JCU by Dr Carey Denholm AM, a clinical psychologist and former graduate dean at the University of Tasmania)
The purpose of this poll is to provide the advisors of Higher Degree by Research candidates with indicators of progress (or lack of progress) in HDR candidature. These indicators are designed to assist advisors recognise candidates at risk so that they can help them through increased awareness of their performance.
Circle the number next to the statement you think best fits the candidate at this point in time. Add up the numbers you circled to determine their Total Score.
How did the candidate do?
Total Score 28-39: The candidate is showing the indicators required for a timely and successful completion.
Total Score 20-27: The candidate is showing indicators that suggest they may be struggling at the moment. Every HDR candidate will experience some of these indicators for brief periods at some time during candidature. It is important is that these indicators do not keep occurring at a moderately high level for more than a few weeks. If the candidate is evidencing these key indicators for a prolonged period you should talk with them and suggest that they seek external assistance as soon as possible. Suggest they talk with the Associate Dean Research Education in your college; the Dean or Deputy‐Dean, Graduate Research or the JCU Counselling Centre
Total Score 13-19: The candidate is showing indicators that suggest they are in danger of non-completion. You must talk with them and suggest they seek additional help from the Associate Dean Research Education in your college; the Dean or Deputy‐Dean Graduate Research or the JCU Counselling Centre as soon as possible. Experience shows that candidates scoring in this range are not likely to have a successful progress review and will be required to withdraw from candidature or be placed ‘Under Review’.