Supervisors

Training and support

The Research Supervisory Programme at Massey University is designed to support academic and professional staff in growing their careers, this one is specifically aimed at those on the research career pathway.  The programme has been guided by the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF). 

This is a resource for supervisors at Massey University -  and is particularly relevant to those that are either new to Supervision or new to Massey University; as well as for those who are currently supervising at Massey University but would like to exam and or convene examinations.

We hope this initiative will help support and further the development of our Supervisors and the wider research community. Please note the courses listed below and in the programme are the core aspects, therefore, not an exhaustive list.  

You can register for all workshops and seminars by:

  1. Signing into MyHR (https://myhr.massey.ac.nz/rsHR/default.aspx) /Use your MU login info
  2. Under My Development, Select Development Calendar
  3. Click the event of choice
  4. Select blue button on the bottom of screen (Book a place)

     Research Supervisory Programme 

Below you will find a PDF copy of the Research Supervisory Programme as of Jan 2017.  
Please note: the Programme is subject to change during the course of this year

Research Supervisory Programme.pdf (1,169 KB)

     Supervisory Programme Against Vitae (RDF) Skills and Abilities

The diagram below cross references the seminars and workshops offered by the applicable skills and attributes within the four domains of the VITAE development framework.  Research Supervision Programme Against Vitae.pdf (29 KB)

Resources for Supervisors

  1. fIRST: for Improving Research Supervision & Training - fIRST was created by a Consortium of Australian and New Zealand universities. With the aim to review and share existing supervision development resources and to develop new resources for the benefit of Consortium members. 
  2. Portia - Postgraduate Research Training Assistant. The system is designed to help supervisors, HoUs and candidates keep track of the candidature (Logon using Massey University user code and password)
    (Supervisors need to logon as ‘Supervisors’ to see students under their supervision).
  3. Library Researcher Development workshopsExcellent set of workshops that have been tailored for PhD candidates.
  4. University of Otago's Top 10 most important qualities the ideal HDR candidate - Evaluating research potential in applicants.
  5. Expectations in Supervision Questionnaire - Griffith University, Also available via UNSW HDR Supervision Guidelines (page 8).
  6. Clarifying co-supervision expectations:Issues to discuss - Courtesy of Oxford University, UK.
  7. Literature review: What is a literature review? Online tutorial - Courtesy of Sydney University.
  8. Self help guide for dealing with problems in Supervision - Courtesy of University of Auckland.
  9. Candidate's progress: How are they doing? A poll for HDR Advisors to gauge candidate's progress - Courtesy of James Cook University Australia.
  10. Candidate's perspective: So long and thanks for the PhD!
  11. Guidelines for editing research thesis - The Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDOGS) papers.
  12. Examination: It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize - How experienced examiners assess research theses Mullins, G., & Kiley, M. (2002), Studies in Higher Education, 27(4), 369-386.
2017 WORKSHOP PPT PRESENTATION MEDIASITE
INTRO TO SUPERVISION Getting the thesis written, Role of GRS/DRC, Library support and resources, Copyright and PhD Thesis, Data Management, Research Integrity & Ethics, Looking after doctoral students, Admission and selection, Development opportunities
INTRO TO CONTESTABLE FUNDING Contestable Funding
BID WRITING BASICS-SCANZ GROUP SCANZ GROUP
HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL (HRC) Health Research Council
HORIZON 2020 (EU FUNDING) Horizon 2020
RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL Research Professional 
ALTMETRICS Altmetrics

 

     Supervisor of the Year Awards

The recipients of these awards epitomise our values of creativity, innovation and connectedness.

Information on funding, awards, medals, and fellowships at Massey University can be found HERE; and to view this year's winners, please visit Research Excellence Awards

     Contacts for Supervisors

For all administrative concerns, please contact:

Dr Julia Rayner, Manager, Graduate Research Services
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 83842, Email:  J.Rayner@massey.ac.nz

If you have concerns about your candidature, please contact:

Associate Prof Tracy Riley, Dean Graduate Research and Researcher Development,
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84408, Email:  T.L.Riley@massey.ac.nz

Physical/courier address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University 
Courtyard Complex, Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4474
New Zealand

Postal address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

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