ERIC Number: EJ921838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 13
Graduate Research Capabilities: A New Agenda for Research Supervisors
Hill, Geof W.; Walsh, Shari P.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v19 n3 p78-80 Spr 2010
There has been a conversation about university graduate employability within the Higher Education literature for some time (Cryer, 1997; Barrie, 2004, 2006, 2007; Murray, 2000; McAlpine, 2006). Within this, and often under the banner of questioning the relevance of the PhD (Murray, 2000), there have been discussions about the employability of research postgraduates. Both the broad discussion of graduate employment and the specific discussion of research degree graduate employment have produced an agenda of graduate research capabilities. The graduate research capabilities agenda has added a new element to the practices of research supervision, in that it brings with it a mandate for research graduates to be aware of the range of capabilities they have acquired through their research degree candidature and how these apply in the workforce. In this practice application brief, the authors report on a strategy recently used at Queensland University of Technology to assist supervisors understand their role in a student's career development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Research, Career Development, Employment Potential, Supervisors, Job Training, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Noninstructional Responsibility, Communities of Practice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia