Quality Enhancement in Doctoral Education and Research: A Case Study
Presented at 4th Biennial National Conference on Quality in Postgraduate Research: Making Ends Meet, April 2000
16 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 13, 2001
Governments play an important role in providing an appropriate national framework and structure for the development of doctoral education. Nevertheless ultimate responsibility for quality supervision processes lies with institutions, in particular with their units of activity and their policies and processes (DETYA, 1999c). This paper presents a case study of recent developments in the quality enhancement of doctoral supervision in one of Australia's premier graduate schools of management, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSMl In doing so it looks at three areas in particular: (I) the introduction of a code of practice in doctoral supervision; (2) communication, induction, and acculturation processes between students, staff and the MGSM; and, (3) supervision quality including the selection, development and training of supervisors. MGSM currently enrolls a significant proportion of Australia's doctoral students in management and quality enhancement of the doctoral experience is a key priority. The paper concludes by highlighting key issues for future development.
Keywords: Case Study, Government, Doctoral education, school management
JEL Classification: I2, I21,
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