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1 Monash University Institute of Graduate Research Supervisor Membership Professor Mibel Aguilar Associate Dean - Research Degrees

2 HDR Management at Monash MIGR Faculty School Department HDR Coordinator Supervisor & Student

3 r Burnet Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) Sunway Professor Dato’ Dr Anuar Zaini PHIMR PeterMac MCRI Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

4 Centres & Institutes

5  Statute change approved by Minister.  Research Graduate School Committee (RGSC) now Graduate Research Committee (GRC).  Academic membership details of MIGR approved by Academic Board.  MIGR will comprise academic supervisors and the current Monash Research Graduate School. Academic Membership of MIGR

6  Academic membership requires: –Staff to be “research-active for the purposes of HDR supervision” (minimum 1 paper/year) –Completed requirements at least for Level 1 Supervisor accreditation  From January 1, 2012 all candidature applications need two supervisors to be named for approval.  Membership Sub-Committee of GRC in place.  Special cases for MIGR membership can and will be considered by this Sub-Committee. Academic Membership of MIGR

7  Faculty recommendations for “research active” approved.  All measures are annual average over three years unless otherwise stated  Mostly using BI to check – in some cases we need help from faculties or campuses.  Membership will date from July 1, 2012 for 5 years.  From July 1, all new supervisors will need to be members of MIGR. Academic Membership of MIGR

8 MIGR Update Supervisor accreditation level Definition of accreditation levels Definition of MIGR Membership Status Effective from 1 st July 2012 Maximum student capacity and supervision status No accreditation No HDR student completions and have not yet completed the Monash Research Supervisor Accreditation Program Non-memberStudent capacity:  No more than 0.75 EFTSL* with a maximum of 3 candidates Supervision status:  Associate supervisor (maximum percentage should not exceed 25%) Level 1  completed all 9 modules of level 1 of the Monash Research Supervision Accreditation Program; or  supervised 1 doctoral candidate from commencement to successful completion; or  applied for exemption, and been deemed level 1 accredited by the Graduate Research Steering Committee MIGR memberStudent capacity:  No more than 4 EFTSL with a maximum of 6 candidates Supervision status:  Main supervisor

9 MIGR Update Supervisor accreditation level Definition of accreditation levels Definition of MIGR Membership Status Effective from 1 st July 2012 Maximum student capacity and supervision status Level 2  completed 5 master classes in level 2 of the Monash Research Supervision Accreditation Program; or  supervised, as a main supervisor, 3 or more candidates at Monash from commencement to successful completion; or  applied for exemption and been deemed level 2 accredited by the Graduate Research Steering Committee MIGR memberStudent capacity:  No more than 8 EFTSL with a maximum of 16 candidates Supervision status:  Main supervisor

10 MIGR Update 10 Supervisor accreditatio n level Definition of accreditation levels Definition of MIGR Membership Status Effective from 1 st July 2012 Maximum student capacity and supervision status Level 3Applied for level 3 consideration and are deemed to have met the necessary criteria by the Graduate Research Steering Committee MIGR memberStudent capacity:  No more than 10 EFTSL with a maximum of 20 candidates Supervision status:  Main supervisor

11 MIGR Update 11  The policy framework governing membership of MIGR will be the same on all campuses and will apply equally to adjunct staff.  MIGR membership will include a special category for Emeritus Professors. They will remain members of MIGR for 5 years following their retirement and longer if they continue to meet active researcher criteria.  External HDR supervisors may become Associate Members of MIGR at the discretion of the Membership Sub-Committee. Academic Membership of MIGR

12 MIGR Update 12  Supervisors who are MIGR members may face deregistration for poor quality supervision.  Have devised an intervention process for supervisors who may be ‘at risk’ of deregistration for poor supervision.  Identification is through either –The receipt of three independent complaints about the supervisor from students –An extremely poor ratio of discontinuing and transferring students to completing students. Academic Membership of MIGR

13 MIGR Update 13  Request made to relevant Associate Dean to investigate and report.  Review of this report by Membership Sub-Committee who might decide: –No action is needed; –Chair or nominee and Associate Dean to meet with the supervisor; –Interviews of the supervisor’s students; –Temporary freeze on new supervision arrangement and establishment of a Performance Development Plan; –Review of plan after 6 months. Academic Membership of MIGR

14 MIGR Update 14 The threshold begins at 75% for those who have had a total of 6 completions and/or unsuccessful separations. Further, that the threshold decreases by 1% with each successive completion / unsuccessful separation (as set out in Table 1). Outcomes will be analysed for all primary supervisors and co-supervisors (at least 50%). Outcomes occurring less than six months into candidature will be excluded from the calculation. Threshold to Define Unsuccessful Separations

15 MIGR Update 15 Table 1: Threshold (%of unsuccessful separations) used to identify ‘at risk’ HDR supervisors Total number of completions/separations Number of completions Number of unsuccessful separations Threshold = % unsuccessful separations 62475% 72574% 83573% 93672% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %

16 MIGR Update 16  Existing supervision arrangements will not be affected by these changes.  Non-members can be associate supervisors up to 25% and for up to three students.  Interesting to note the TEQSA Qualification Standard 1.8: “ academics who are the primary supervisors of students are actively carrying out research and publishing in the relevant discipline area” Academic Membership of MIGR

17 MIGR Update 17  Each PhD program will have at least 3 months of coursework and/or training.  All students in a discipline will have the same program requirement, no matter what campus they are on.  Half the University will introduce this in 2013, the other half in 2014 (including Medicine), with remote campuses having a one-year lag in implementation if needed. Coursework and/or Training

18 MIGR Update 18  Proposals went to Course and Programs Sub- committee in mid-April.  There will be some centrally-run training: –exPERT –Leadership –Research Integrity –Project management (Science led) –Science communication (Science led)  MIGR are running some trials on these this year to get them ready for Coursework and/or Training

19 MIGR Update 19 MIGR Website:


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