The objective of the course is to expand participants’ strategies and methods in supervision.
On completion of the course, participants will have tools and strategies to:
The course runs over two full days and with physical presence only. It is highly practical in content through the discussion and testing of methods and tools in supervision. Day 1 covers the most essential elements of PhD supervision and brings experienced and inexperienced supervisors up to date on developments and research in the area. It has three main elements: 1) the optimal use of (and alignment with) the rules and regulations of a PhD education, 2) managing the process of supervision (e.g. aligning expectations, handling cultural differences, ensuring academic development, managing crises and conflicts) and 3) communication skills (e.g. questioning techniques). Day 2 provides focused training in supervision of writing, recruitment and supervision for the part A exam and thesis defense. Highly experienced supervisors may choose to participate in day 1 only. Day 2 is particularly useful for faculty that are new to research supervision in the context of Aarhus University. Participation on day 1 is a prerequisite for day 2.
Recent participants of the teacher training course for assistant professors at AU should note that the present course has a small overlap with module 3 on supervision in the teacher training course.
The course consists of two meeting days:
Registration deadline: 1 October 2023
For time, full course description and registration please see the course calendar at Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Graduate School of Technical Sciences.