Presentation on theme: "Graduate Research School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Graduate Research School (GRS)Nicky SolomonDeanTHINK.CHANGE.DOI’d like to welcome you here today and we hope through this Workshop you’ll have a good idea about the Graduate Research School (our service and support) as well as the doctoral framework and how it can support you in your research studies. After introducing the Framework – its principles and its features, we’ll have a question and answer discussion followed by some activities… which will no doubt lead to more discussion.
2 Graduate Research School Services and Support Candidature administrationThesis examinationScholarships and fundingResearcher development activitiesSocial and networking eventsPolicies and Procedures
3 UTS Framework for Doctoral Education to structure and support your Research Study Dual focus:Your research study and the advancement of knowledge in that fieldYour development as a researcher, ie.,- be a responsible and ethical researcherresearch independently and in teamsplan and organise project/sdevelop research skills and knowledgecommunicate research (in writing and orally) to various audiences
4 Other research students Candidature SupportSupervisor/sOther research studentsResearch and discipline communities, both inside and outside the universityLiteratureConferences, workshops and seminarsUniversity researcher development programsYou are not alone!
5 Features of the doctoral framework 3 formal stages: each stage marked by explicit development of knowledge and research practiceSubjects and modules integrated throughout the candidature whenever appropriateDoctoral study plan (DSP) – tool for planning, monitoring and reviewing each candidate’s progressUse of supervisory panels
6 Stages: purpose and end point Stage 1 – confirmation of candidatureStage 2 – confirmation of advanced progressStage 3 – confirmation of readiness to submit thesis
7 Subjects and modules which include: Disciplinary subjects - Research methods- Research practice including:safety, ethics, policy, context, commercialisation, intellectual property, conferences, publications, grant writing, networking, and industry liaison.
8 Doctoral Study Plan (DSP) Designed in consultation with supervisor/s, drawing on your academic and professional experience and goals, and on study focusDSP is a tool for integrating the subjects and modules into a coherent program over the 3-4 year candidature.DSP is also used to monitor, review and report on the student’s progress throughout their candidature.
9 Researcher development Faculty—supervisors, seminars, student conferences, workshops, academics, other studentsResearcher Capability Development Initiative.html- Research and Innovation Office (eg . developing research grants, working with others)- Library (eg. using databases, using Endnote, RSS feeds)- Institute for Interactive Media and Learning- Human Resources Unit- Maths Study centre (eg. statistics)- University Graduate School—Workshops and Forums, including for example eg. tailored workshops on thesis and report writing, literature reviews etc.)UTS provides many opportunities for staff to develop research and research management capabilities. These can be divided into seven strands:Understanding the research environment (eg. national and international policies, debates, trends in research and research education)Research approaches, methodologies and skills (eg. data analysis, interviews, questionnaire design, use of focus groups, experimental methods)Discovery, access and management of information(eg. managing bibliographies, searching electronic databases, managing information, using RSS feeds, IT skills)Safety, risk, ethics and compliance (compliance with university and national codes, guidelines and legislation)Developing and managing a research grant (eg. proposals, grant applications, project management)Research impact and dissemination (eg. Intellectual property, commercialisation, writing for publication, delivering conference papers, writing a thesis)Working with others (eg. academic and HDR supervision, networking, teams, leadership, industry engagement, self-skills)
10 GRS programsResearch Students Induction Program 2013Induction to doing your research degree at UTSManaging the relationship with your supervisorPreparing for the assessment of your candidatureFunding opportunities to support your studyEthical research practiceSpeaking your thesis to a wider audienceData planning and management
11 Other GRS programs Research Literacies Workshops Reading and Research for your research: getting startedAbstracts and IntroductionsLiterature ReviewThesis organisationMaking formal spoken presentationStatistics trainingSurvey design and analysisDesign and analysis of experimentsRegression
12 Some online resources E-Grad School www.egradschool.edu.au MORE Modules On Research EducationLEAPfIRST for Improving Research Supervision Traininguser name: utsedu password: uts2000nsw