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. During COVID, we moved online to a largely asynchronous approach over the course of several weeks.

We plan to start up again on campus in September/October 2022 with a blended approach that will include in-person workshops and asynchronous online work consolidated at the live events.

We use GoSignMeUp for registration; once it opens in August 2022, first sign in with your UW login credentials, then sign up for the full workshop. We will add you to the LEARN site for the workshop and its modules. Questions can be directed to Trevor Holmes

Those faculty members who began the modules remotely but did not finish them yet have the option of continuing remotely in June/July with the guidance of CTE and GSPA staff, or waiting for September/October for the more in-person sessions. We will contact those to whom this applies.


Introduction: how to navigate the modules, initial reflection on supervision.

CTE 9801 Supervision at Waterloo: the relevant policies and practices (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office)

CTE 9802 Recruiting doctoral students, matching research interests and honing questions, the research supervision life cycle. Includes a live/synchronous panel that will also be recorded (Experienced faculty members, Associate Deans)

CTE 9803 Meeting with supervisees (Conflict Management and Human Rights Office)

CTE 9804 Guiding writing and research with ethics and integrity (Office of Research Ethics, Writing Centre, Academic Integrity Office)

CTE 9805 Intercultural and gendered interaction: working with students and co-supervisors in the context of cultural and gender diversity (Equity Office, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

CTE 9806 Next steps: Getting to the defence and beyond, career support, providing references for various job markets. Includes a live/synchronous panel that will also be recorded. (Graduate Supervision Award winners, Associate Deans)

Questions? Email

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