The Indicators for Success in Higher Degree Research have been developed for the information and use of Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates at James Cook University. Each HDR candidate needs to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to prepare and submit a body of work that complies with the standards of their College and the University. In order for this development to occur, candidates need to be independent learners, who take responsibility for their work.
These Indicators will help the HDR candidate to prepare for and work towards the submission of their thesis. Each of the Indicators is activity-based. However, each of these activities presupposes underlying knowledge and skills that will help the candidate complete their thesis successfully.
It should be noted that not every candidate will, or should, choose to complete every activity. It should be stressed that each HDR candidate should review these indicators in light of their own circumstances, and in conjunction with their advisors, to ascertain exactly what personal development is needed to promote the successful completion of their thesis. It should also be noted that the order of each Indicator does not necessarily indicate chronological order, or relative importance of the activity.
Download the framework here.