Course Foundational course in PhD Supervision

Course leader: Tove Hedegaard Jørgensen

Language: English

Graduate school: Course collaboration

Status: Course is closed for applications

Semester: Fall 2022

Application deadline: 04/10/2022

Start date: 02/11/2022

Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard

Supervisor course

The course is for main supervisors and co-supervisors of PhD students at Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Graduate School of Technical Sciences (permanent and temporary staff).

Application

All applicants will be placed on the waiting list at first. When application deadline has passed you will receive an email whether you have got a seat on the course or not.

The course Foundational course in PhD supervision is offered by the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS and Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Aarhus University, fall 2022 .

Target group
All main supervisors and co-supervisors of PhD students at Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Graduate School of Technical Sciences (permanent and temporary staff).

Aim
To expand participants’ strategies and methods in supervision. 

Content and delivery
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.

Objectives
On completion of the course, participants will have tools and strategies to:

  • - identify, negotiate and adapt to individual student needs for supervision throughout the education
  • - facilitate student integration to the research community
  • - engage and manage a team of supervisors and/or collaborators of a PhD studentship
  • - use peers to evaluate and develop own supervisory practice - and support them in doing the same

Language
English

Preparation
Participants are asked to contribute two small pieces of writing in advance of the course (maximum 1 hour of preparation time).

Dates
Day 1: 2 November 2022

Day 2: 3 November 2022

Location:
Day 1: Preben Hornung stuen, AU Conference centre, Fredrik Nielsens vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Day 2: Preben Hornung stuen, AU Conference centre, Fredrik Nielsens vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Contributors
Tove H Jørgensen, Associate Professor, Department of Biology (course leader)
Brian Vinther and David Lundbek Egholm, Heads of Graduate Schools
Rikke J. Ljungman, PhD partner
Liselotte Heller, PhD partner

Maximum 20 participants (first-come-first-served)

 

Lunch and coffees are provided.

Course dates:

  • 02 November 2022 09:00 - 16:30
  • 03 November 2022 09:00 - 16:30