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Graduate Research Degree Orientation 2013

Decision Making and Governance

Slide2

Graduate Research Programs – valued university degrees

Slide3

The Graduate Research Committee (GRC)

E

nsures

excellence in research training and the timely completion of theses and programs of study

.

Administers

the relevant research degree

regulations,

and

advises the

Monash University Academic Board on all matters of policy relating to these programs

.

A

dministers graduate research scholarships and grants

Approves all new graduate research courses and units and amendments to existing programs

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GRC Membership

Chair: Professor

Zlatko

Skrbis

(PVC, Research and Research Training)

Deputy Chair/Convenor of Steering Committee: Professor Rod Devenish

Director, MIGR

Faculty Academic Representatives

Remote

Campus Representatives

(Gippsland,

Malaysia,

Monash South Africa)

Student Representatives (Monash Postgraduate Association)

Representation from Faculty Research Offices

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Monash University Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR)

Established i

n

July 2012

Members comprise accredited academic supervisors while the MIGR Office attends to the management and administration of all MIGR-related activities

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Role of the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research

Administers University-wide research degrees, including all doctoral and research master’s

degrees

.

Implements the research training strategies and targets of the University.

For Faculties – processes enrolments, monitors graduate research candidature and co-ordinates the examination process.

F

or graduate research students - administers graduate research admissions, enrolments and course completions.

Scholarships and other awards.

Research training activities and graduate research policy development.

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Doctoral and Research Masters Handbooks

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Admission to candidature

Chapter 3 Conditions of candidature

Chapter 4 Changes to candidature

Chapter 5 Supervision and the Code of Practice

Chapter 6 Intellectual Property

Chapter 7 Thesis and examination matters

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Chapter 8 Grievance and appeal, discipline and termination

Chapter 9 Fees, scholarships and grants

Chapter 10 Facilities and services

Chapter 11 Directory

Chapter 12 Appendices

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CODE OF PRACTICEfor supervision of doctoral and researchmasters candidates – 5 parts

Responsibilities at the University level

Responsibilities at the academic unit and faculty

level

Responsibilities of the Supervisor

Responsibilities of the Candidate

E. Conflicts of Interest

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Responsibilities at the academic unit and faculty level

Associate Dean with responsibility for Graduate Research Training

Faculty Research Office

Co-ordinator of

G

raduate

S

tudies

Academic Unit/Research Officer

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Responsibilities of the Supervisor

Guidance to candidate

Establishment of timelines

Employment

Occupational health and safety

Responsible research practice and ethics

Intellectual property

Regular advice on progress

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Responsibilities of the Candidate

Regulations and guidelines

Use of resources and facilities

Academic Unit activities and meeting with other researchers

Safe working practices

Ethical research practices

Retention of data

Meetings/communications with supervisor(s)

Employment

Documenting

progress

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Grievance procedures

Take the initiative in raising problems or difficulties and seek solutions to these problems

Be aware of University grievance procedures, but seek negotiated solutions to any problems before recourse to those procedures (see chapter 8 of the relevant

Handbook

)

I

ndependent advice – The Monash

Postgraduate Association

(see http://mpa.monash.edu.au

/)

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Confirmation of Candidature

All probationary candidates are required to present their work in progress to a review panel and submit a confirmation of candidature report at the end of their probationary

period

The probationary period can vary depending upon the degree in which the candidate is enrolled (See Chapter 3 of the relevant

Handbook

)

MIGR sends out confirmation due date notifications

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Confirmation Requirements

Review Panel

Written report – minimum 1000 words

Oral presentation – to Review

P

anel

Review Panel report and recommendation to MIGR

(See Chapter 12 of

the relevant

Handbook for faculty-specific requirements

, at http://

intranet.monash.edu.au/migr/handbook/index.html)

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Mid Candidature Review and Pre-Submission Seminar

Doctoral candidates commencing 1

January

2010 onwards must undertake a mid-candidature review and pre-submission seminar.

System supports candidates and supervisors to keep on

track and

focused.

Some candidates are

exempt from this requirement

(

See http://

www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/chapter-three/3-8.html)

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Study Away and Travel Warnings

Important element of international graduate research experience

Duty of care

No study away in first 6 months

Study Away form to be sent to MIGR well in advance of travel

(Form can be accessed from http

://

intranet.monash.edu.au/migr/forms/index.html)

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Skills Essentials (formerly exPERT) Seminar and Workshop Series

An

enhanced suite of free seminars, workshops, online and short training courses

introduced to support and be in line with the

new Monash

PhD programs

Online Podcasts and

Powerpoints

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MIGR Contact Information

Telephone:

+61 3 9905 3009

Email:

migr@monash.edu

Fax:

+ 61 3 9905 5042

Address:

Building 3D

Clayton Campus

Wellington Road

Monash University

Victoria 3800, Australia