The aim of this course is to expand and consolidate supervision strategies and methods for supervisors of PhD students at the Graduate School of Arts.
The course also aims at furthering the sharing of experiences among university supervisors within their faculty to enhance the co-development of local practices and collegial support.
After the course, the participants will be able to:
The course builds on the participants’ existing experiences as well as current research. It aims at strengthening participants’ supervisory skills within following areas:
The ONLINE module will contain some activities that will prepare for meeting on seminar day 1.
There will be two tasks to be completed before seminar day 2:
Further instructions, as well as observation and interview guide will be provided on Brightspace.
The course consists of four parts. The first part is an online self-paced module, to be completed before joining the rest of the course.
This part introduces to the field of doctoral supervision including awareness of legal and organisational dimensions. It also includes preparation tasks for seminar day 1.
This part covers the essential elements of PhD-supervision and brings experienced and inexperienced supervisors up to date on the developments and research in the area.
Between seminar day 1 and seminar day 2 of the course the supervisor will do a peer observation and/or an interview with a senior PhD-supervisor about his or her experiences with supervision.
The learning from the peer observation and/or the interview will be used on seminar day 2 to initiate discussions
This part focuses mainly on processual aspects of supervision, including time management, collegial supervision skills and community building and will also draw on issues that have come up in the interviews.
The total workload is estimated to 24 hours.
To pass the course, you must participate in all the course elements and complete the required tasks.
All participants must be involved with a current PhD-supervision to provide a context for the practical assignments, and it is expected that they document their competence development in their professional portfolio.
An overview and instructions regarding the required tasks will be available on Brightspace 1 month before the course start.
Aarhus University, Aarhus, building 1910, room 228
Registration deadline: 15 June 2023