Roles and Responsibilities within the GRS

Dean, Graduate Research

  • Takes overall responsibility for developing and administering policy associated with research training at JCU to ensure that appropriate strategies are in place for the recruitment of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates, and that the University’s postgraduate research training programs have a high profile internally and externally.

  • Chairs the Research Education Sub-Committee and Sub-Committee Executive.

  • Ensures that appropriate levels of pastoral care are provided to HDR candidates.

  • Provides advice on HDR matters.

  • Ensures that appropriate levels of training are provided to academic staff and/or advisors of HDR candidates.

  • Works with the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor on broad strategic policy and resource issues.

Deputy Dean, Graduate Research

  • Act as Dean, Graduate Research as required.

  • Act as Delegate for the Dean, Graduate Research on their home campus as negotiated with the Dean.

  • Advise the Dean, Graduate Research on generic and specific problems concerning research higher degree candidates (doctoral and research masters).

  • Attend occasional intervention meetings with research higher degree candidates and academic/research staff of the University as requested by the Dean, Graduate Research.

  • Attend meetings of the Research Education Sub-Committee as a member of the Executive.

Research Education Sub-Committee

The Research Education Sub-Committee, or RESC, is a group appointed to monitor the supervision of research higher degree candidates at JCU. The RESC is the central University committee which oversees the workings of research higher degrees, formulates policy relating to the provision of supervision of the degrees and ratifies the various decision points during research higher degree candidature.