Supporting and Developing Supervisors of Postgraduate Research Students:Launch of NAIRTL publication
Ireland's National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) funded a major inter-institutional project between 2008 and 2012 to develop strategies for optimised support for supervisors of research students. This unique project involved six Irish Higher Education Institutions including Trinity College Dublin and has culminated in the creation of a new interactive publication which summarises the experiences of the participating institutions, as well as outlining a framework for supervisor support and providing related resources and tools. It is intended that this information may be of use to any institutions interested in developing their own supports for research supervisors, and ultimately will be of benefit to the supervisors themselves and, of course, their students.
Download your free copy of the interactive guide at www.nairtl.ie/workgroupDocs/SupervisorSupport_Guide.pdf
Visions of Academic Supervision at Doctoral Level in Trinity: the VOS Study
The number and diversity of postgraduate students has increased over the past years within the Irish higher education system and at Trinity College.
Trinity has a long and established tradition of PhD research and is now embarking on a study to explore views on the nature of effective supervision and approaches to practice within and across disciplines among experienced members of academic staff and research leaders.
The work is being led by a cross-college postgraduate supervision research group (PSRG) formed in 2008. The group comprises academic staff from a range of Schools, with representatives of CAPSL and the Graduate Studies Office. Dr David Delany in CAPSL conducted the field research (interviews and focus groups) on behalf of the group between January and July 2009. Preliminary results were presented at the NAIRTL Annual Conference TCD Nov 11-12, 2009 (12.50MB, PDF) (pg 34/102).
Please also see reports below.
- Postgraduate Supervision Survey (Best Practice) - Dr. David Delany (MS Word, 119KB)
- Effective Doctoral Supervision Literature Review - Dr David Delany (MS Word, 97 KB)
A review of the international literature on doctoral supervision covering the history of the PhD, factors affecting PhD completion, and an overview of several models of the supervisor-supervisee relationship.
Trinity Inclusive Curriculum
The TIC Resource Website includes information on Inclusive Supervision