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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Roles/Responsibilities

The following sections provide examples of the different roles of graduate supervisors, student, graduate coordinator, School of Graduate Studies, and the CTL. In addition, the SGS provides a Guide to Graduate Supervision describing these roles and responsibilities.

Role of Supervisor

  • Student as: clients, products, partners
  • Role & responsibility of supervisors: Advise, monitor, mentor
  • Meetings/consultation: be available, advisory committee, constructive feedback
  • Basic Principles: academic integrity, freedom of inquiry/expression
  • Financial assistance: conditions, hard copy
  • Knowledge of regulations & procedures: departmental, graduate school, help lines
  • Absence: sabbatical, conference, family, alternative supervision, inform
  • Intellectual property/publication: implications, obligations, conditions, publication/conferences
  • Termination: conflict, alternate supervisor

Role of the Student

  • Academic achievement: degree requirements, build relationship, seek advice
  • Regulations: deadlines
  • Intellectual property: policy, draft documents
  • Communication: supervisor, absence
  • Safety: Regulations
  • Financial assistance: terms/conditions
  • Termination of supervisor: conflict, regulations
  • Time management
  • Work with a research team




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