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A Study Program for Doctoral Supervisors – a Vehicle for Development

Sonesson, Anders LU and Karlsson, Leif (2010) 9th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference. Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, 2010
Abstract
A study program for doctoral supervisors is currently being implemented at two higher education institutions: One large and traditional research university and one university college. The overall aim of the program is to improve supervision as well as local practices for doctoral education and doctoral research in departments and research groups but also at the institutional level. In planning the program three important considerations were made. The program should:

- be aligned with existing qualification frameworks for tenure and promotion;
- serve as a platform and source for knowledge building and organisational learning on doctoral supervision and doctoral student learning;
- serve as an arena for supervisors,... (More)
A study program for doctoral supervisors is currently being implemented at two higher education institutions: One large and traditional research university and one university college. The overall aim of the program is to improve supervision as well as local practices for doctoral education and doctoral research in departments and research groups but also at the institutional level. In planning the program three important considerations were made. The program should:

- be aligned with existing qualification frameworks for tenure and promotion;
- serve as a platform and source for knowledge building and organisational learning on doctoral supervision and doctoral student learning;
- serve as an arena for supervisors, educational developers, and educational researchers to collaborate on doctoral student learning and doctoral supervision.

These considerations will be discussed in relation to enhancement of supervision and doctoral student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning movement, and compulsory higher education teacher training. The study program of Lund and Kristianstad will be used as a case. The presentation will be made against a contextual backdrop in which doctoral education is claimed to be under increasing tensions. On one hand doctoral education has become increasingly important for research production and research funding. On the other hand there is a strong push for doctoral education to focus learning and employability and to serve a wider purpose than the re-growth of the academy. In Europe this is most visible through the Bologna process.
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  author       = {Sonesson, Anders and Karlsson, Leif},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {A Study Program for Doctoral Supervisors – a Vehicle for Development},
  year         = {2010},
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