Fostering Excellence in graduate supervision at UBC through dialogue shared resources and policy initiatives

Title Fostering Excellence in graduate supervision at UBC through dialogue shared resources and policy initiatives
Faculty/College/Unit Graduate Studies
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2017
Project Summary

Improving and supporting excellence in graduate supervision speaks to UBC’s core values of “transformative student learning” and “creating an exceptional learning environment” (Place and Promise). Graduate students’ relationships with their supervisors and their larger scholarly community at UBC is central to their academic progress, their student experiences, their potential as future scholars, and their wellbeing. This project will use a newly created research-based document as the basis for drawing into dialogue those who are interested in promoting high quality graduate supervision at UBC, and for developing resources and policy initiatives to continually improve our supervision pedagogy and practices. The outcomes of the project include holding town hall forums, resource development, sharing resources widely across campus, developing approaches to evaluating supervision, showcasing excellent supervisors, and improving survey data. Our ultimate goal is develop a shared understanding of the principles of excellent graduate supervision at a research-intensive university, and to demonstratively enhance the quality of graduate supervision at the University of British Columbia.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Theresa Rogers
Year 1: Funded Amount 15,090
Year 1: Team Members

Wendy Hall, Nursing
Naoko Ellis, Engineering
Michelle Stack, Education
Sharalyn Orbaugh, Asian Studies
Hillel Goelman, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Vincent Duronio, Medicine
Steven Taubeneck, Graduate Student Society
Natalie Marshall, Graduate Student Society