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

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Ruth T. Neumann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

James Guthrie

Macquarie University - Department of Accounting and Finance; University Of Bologna - Department of Management; Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School

Date Written: April 13, 2001

Abstract

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,

Suggested Citation

Neumann, Ruth T. and Guthrie, James, Quality Enhancement in Doctoral Education and Research: A Case Study (April 13, 2001). Presented at 4th Biennial National Conference on Quality in Postgraduate Research: Making Ends Meet, April 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1372443

Ruth T. Neumann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

James Guthrie (Contact Author)

Macquarie University - Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Sydney - NSW, 2109
Australia

University Of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

P.Le Vittoria 15
Forli', 47121
Italy
+39-0543-374-621 (Phone)

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School ( email )

New South Wales 2109
Australia

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