Graduate Supervision Series for Faculty

Since Fall 2015, CTE and the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) have offered a series of workshops on graduate supervision practices, primarily for those seeking Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervision (ADDS) Status. Typically these are held on Fridays early in the Fall and Winter terms. Our last offering was Sep/Oct 2019. Our next offering will be Jan/Feb 2020. Titles are listed below.

REGISTRATION will open in November for our Winter 2020 series. We now use GoSignMeUp for registration; first sign in with your UW login credentials, then sign up for all six workshops or only those you can attend (the next iteration should be Jan/Feb 2020). Questions can be directed to Trevor Holmes or ext. 33408.

Day One (Friday January 24, MC 2036 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

CTE9801 Supervision at Waterloo: the relevant policies and practices (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office)

CTE9802 Recruiting doctoral students, matching research interests and honing questions, the research supervision life cycle. Includes breakout sessions for differing discipline paradigms. (Experienced faculty members, Associate Deans)

CTE9803 Meeting with supervisees (Conflict Management and Human Rights Office)

Day Two (Friday February 7, MC 2036, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

CTE9804 Guiding writing and research with ethics and integrity (Office of Research Ethics, Writing Centre, Academic Integrity Office)

CTE9805 Intercultural and gendered interaction: working with students and co-supervisors in the context of cultural and gender diversity (Equity Office, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

CTE9806 Next steps: Getting to the defence and beyond, career support, providing references for various job markets(Graduate Supervision Award winners, Associate Deans)

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These workshops will appear in CTE's registration system, GoSignMeUp, upon completion, and at that point can be presented to your Chair for further action. Please see