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‘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

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Friday 23 February 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Building P, P134, Footscray Park

Adjunct Professor Margaret Kiley


Register for Step Up to Principal – Part 2 using your MYVU Portal login. For more information about this session please email Researcher.Development@vu.edu.au

For / category:
Research supervision, Research supervisors

Upcoming sessions

1:30pm - 3:30pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
4:00pm - 5:30pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
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10:00am - 3:00pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.