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Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.


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Rhodes University Current 2013 Insignia.svg Rhodes University iau member


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Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Rhodes is a small university which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member. This is testimony to the quality of students that Rhodes attracts and of academic provision, and to the commitment of Rhodes staff to student development and success.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, Supervision, Training

Target: Supervisors, PhD-Students, Deans, Academic Staff

Country: South Africa


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Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

This innovative course provides the structured support needed by academics as they take on the complex and demanding role of doctoral supervision. The course combines discussions, case studies, research literature, video clips, and numerous other activities and information, both online and face-to-face, to help the new supervisor engage with the practice and process of doctoral supervision in a reflective and informed way.

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Enhancing Postgraduate Environments

The Enhancing Postgraduate Environments is the continuation of the Strenghtening Postgraduate Supervision Programme. The EPE project takes as its philosophical underpinning the need for social justice by focusing on the issue of who gets access to the postgraduate environment, what knowledge is included or excluded, and what levels of quality are enabled. The project endeavours to move beyond the notion of generic best practice in postgraduate education by taking institutional and disciplinary differentiation seriously into account. The project works across geographical contexts by bringing together colleagues from five countries to develop opportunities that challenge the human capital model and commodification of postgraduate education.





Rhodes University Current 2013 Insignia.svg Rhodes University iau member


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Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Rhodes is a small university which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member. This is testimony to the quality of students that Rhodes attracts and of academic provision, and to the commitment of Rhodes staff to student development and success.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, Supervision, Training

Target: Supervisors, PhD-Students, Deans, Academic Staff

Country: South Africa


Supervision Course Homepage |

 

Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

This innovative course provides the structured support needed by academics as they take on the complex and demanding role of doctoral supervision. The course combines discussions, case studies, research literature, video clips, and numerous other activities and information, both online and face-to-face, to help the new supervisor engage with the practice and process of doctoral supervision in a reflective and informed way.

Homepage |

 

Enhancing Postgraduate Environments

The Enhancing Postgraduate Environments is the continuation of the Strenghtening Postgraduate Supervision Programme. The EPE project takes as its philosophical underpinning the need for social justice by focusing on the issue of who gets access to the postgraduate environment, what knowledge is included or excluded, and what levels of quality are enabled. The project endeavours to move beyond the notion of generic best practice in postgraduate education by taking institutional and disciplinary differentiation seriously into account. The project works across geographical contexts by bringing together colleagues from five countries to develop opportunities that challenge the human capital model and commodification of postgraduate education.





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