‘Step Up to Principal’ is part of VU’s suite of supervisor professional development opportunities. It is specifically designed to support progression from Associate Supervisor (Level 1) registration to Principal Supervisor (Level 2). The program has been designed to equip Associate Supervisor with the knowledge and skills lead a supervisory team and to be effective in overseeing a graduate research candidate through all the stages of their candidature from initial selection to thesis examination and classification. The program is delivered by Professor Anne-Marie Hede, Dean Graduate Research at Victoria University and Adjunct Professor Margaret Kiley (ANU).
Part 2 is a full day workshop with guest presenter Margaret Kiley (including lunch) and will focus particularly on:
- An overview of issues related to being a principal supervisor with a focus on the “person” rather than procedures
- An introduction to the idea of mentoring less experienced co-supervisors, and
- Supervisor responsibilities for ensuring that the supervisory experience is a professional one for all involved
- An understanding of the role of the Panel Chair
- Strategies for seeking/offering mentoring as a supervisor
Margaret Kiley’s research and teaching interests for almost 20 years have been in the area of research education. She is now an adjunct at the Australian National University and has a conjoint position at Newcastle University, Australia.