Register of Advisors Application Process

Register of Advisors Application Process

All JCU academic and research staff who wish to supervise or are actively supervising JCU HDR candidates must apply for admission to the JCU Register of Advisors. Aspiring HDR advisors must apply to the Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC) to be included on the Register through submission of an Application for Admission to the Register of Advisors. An annual review of all members of the Register will be conducted by the Graduate Research School. Experienced HDR advisors who wish to upgrade their level of Advisory Accreditation on the Register must apply to the RESC by way of submitting a revised Application for Admission. In all cases, the RESC reserves the right to solicit confidential reports from students who have been supervised by the applicant.

Terminology

Term

Definition

Procedural Requirement

Advisory Panel

The panel of supervisors appointed by the Dean, Graduate Research to undertake the day-to-day supervision of the HDR candidate as required by the HDR Supervision Procedure.

The Advisory Panel should be assembled with the active agreement of all members and after formal agreement regarding roles.
The full Advisory Panel must meet with the candidate at least once per semester including the meetings associated with the major candidature milestones.

Primary Advisor

Each Advisory Panel should include at least one Primary Advisor who is a member of the academic staff (or adjunct staff) of the College in which the candidate is enrolled or is otherwise formally contracted and accountable to the provider for supervisory duties and is on the JCU Register of Advisors with Primary Advisor or Advisor Mentor Status.

The Primary Advisor will chair the Advisory Panel and take the lead in the day-to-day supervision of the candidate. The Primary Advisor must meet regularly with the candidate. Such meetings may be in person or by telecommunications as agreed with the candidate.

Secondary Advisor

Each Advisory Panel should include at least one Secondary Advisor who is a member of the academic staff of the University and is on the Register of Advisors. Additional Secondary Advisors who are not on the Register may be appointed because of their expertise. These Secondary Advisors may be external to the University and are not required to apply for admission to the Register of Advisors.

The Secondary Advisors must work with the Primary Advisor in their supervision of the candidate. The Secondary Advisors are expected to meet regularly with the candidate and the Primary Advisor in joint meetings.

Advisor Mentor

Each Advisory Panel should include at least one person with Advisor Mentor Status on the Register of Advisors.

The role of the Advisor Mentor on the Panel is to help develop the advisory capacity of the members of the Advisory Panel, individually and collectively. The Advisor Mentor may also be the Primary or a Secondary Advisor of the candidate.