Supervision accreditation

These supervision seminars are required for staff who wish to take on a supervisory role.

Please note: CLeaR is soon to be disestablished and some of our activities will be distributed to other areas of the University. We are no longer taking formal consultations, however, you are welcome to enquire with us in February/March 2020 for an update. Contact us.

Orientation to Doctoral Educational Policy and Process (ORIDOC)

Prior to supervising postgraduate students, staff (employed after 1 February 2001) must attend the seminar: Orientation to Doctoral Education Policy and Process (ORIDOC) – see HR Continuation Policy. To remain supervision eligible, attendance at an ORIDOC refresher or a Dean of Graduate Studies’ doctoral briefing at least once every five years is required (and strongly recommended for those employed prior to 2001).

During the seminar, the Dean of Graduate Studies takes you through the University of Auckland’s expectations, emphasising what is significant and answering your questions.

Art of Graduate Supervision

Staff who are new to thesis/research portfolio supervision must attend the CLeaR workshop The Art of Graduate Research Supervision before they can take on any supervisory role. This seminar focuses on practice within the supervisory relationship, pointing out potential sources of tension and suggesting ways to pre-empt possible difficulties.

Supervision seminars

Staff who have not supervised a doctoral candidate through to completion as a co-supervisor at the University or as a main supervisor at another university, must attend at least two additional CLeaR workshops on supervision within 12 months of taking on their first doctoral main or joint supervisory role. This suite of supervision seminars covers supervisory hotspots in more detail including:

  • Managing the relationship
  • Masters supervision
  • Pressure points: the early phase and pre-submission
  • Supervision across cultures and with English as an additional language
  • Writing feedback

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CLeaR supervisors

Academic staff at CLeaR provide support as both main and co-supervisors and we are affiliated with the Faculty of Education and Social Work where you can see a complete list of supervisors on the faculty section of the website.

To be eligible for PhD or EdD programmes, students are required to complete the Application for Admission process.

Other resources

The University of Auckland
Supervision at the University of Auckland
An information pack for staff and students, including policy requirements for staff to become accredited supervisors.

The University of British Columbia
Handbook of Graduate Supervision 
Includes supervisor roles and responsibilities and the working relationship.