graduate student supervision

Working on a thesis or dissertation can be a major turning-point, transforming students into scholars in their own right. At the same time, a professor’s role as a graduate supervisor is distinct from classroom teaching.

In recognition of the special demands that advanced studies put on students and professors alike, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies launched the Supervision micro-site. Supervision collects more than 40 pages of research and evidence-based guidance for supervisors and supervisees. The focus is on practical advice, with the site compiling timelines, Q&As, and the scholarship of teaching and learning that relates to supervision.

For students, this can mean tips on negotiating expectations, finding work-life balance and avoiding delays in order to graduate on schedule. For supervisors, there’s advice on how to clarify what their expectations are of students’ work, ways to build strong student-supervisor relationships and problem-solving strategies.