HDRS Fellowship Program

HDRS Fellowship Program

Last updated: May 2019

The HDR Supervision Fellowship Program (HDSFP) is a voluntary continuing professional development program for HDR Supervisors and Professional Staff who are employed to improve the quality of the HDR candidates’ journey.

It offers academics and professional staff with a supported opportunity to develop a portfolio of evidence to apply for a Fellowship commensurate with the stage if career of the applicant. In 2018-2019 the focus of the HDRSFP is on early-career academics and professional staff.

Find out more about the HDRSFP here.

Training Pathways

In 2019 the following workshops will be offered throughout the year to support academic and professional staff who wish to develop their application for an HDRS Associate Fellowship.

  • Podcast HDR 50 Overview: HDR Supervision Associate Fellowship Training Program
  • HDR 51 Policy and Procedures
  • HDR 52 Supervision and training support in the digital age
  • HDR 53 Candidature management planning
  • HDR 55 Build evidence of good practice
  • HDR 54 Research Ethics and Integrity
  • HDR 56 Influence and Engagement

To find out more about the Training Pathway and applying for an HDR Supervision Associate Fellowship please self-enrol in the iLearn site: Associate Fellowship HDR Supervision - Training Pathway (Academic) 2019: Cohort 2

HDRS Associate Fellowship Training Calendar & Key Dates

Note: Currently, the Associate Fellowship is the only offering.

Self-enrol in the iLearn site: Associate Fellowship HDR Supervision - Training Pathway (Academic) 2019: Cohort 2

Once in the iLearn site view the Calendar for dates and times for 2019 workshops.

Read the ‘How to Enrol in a Workshop’ information.

HDR 50:  Overview - HDR Supervision Associate Fellowship Training Program + HDR 55 Build evidence of good practice.

Wednesday 10th July 11:00 – 13:00  11WW 150 Tute Rm

HDR 51: Policy and Procedures

Friday 17th July 11:00 – 12:30 11WW 230 Tute Rm

HDR 56: Influence and Engagement

Tuesday 30th July 11:00 – 12:30 12WW 801 Function Rm & Floor Access

HDR 53: Candidature management planning

Wednesday 7th August 11:00 – 12:30 12WW 801 Function Rm & Floor Access

HDR 52: Supervision and training support in the Digital Age

Wednesday 14th August 11:00 – 12:30 12WW 801 Function Rm & Floor Access

HDR 54: Research Ethics and Integrity

Wednesday 21st August 11:00 – 12:30 75 Talavera Level 3 Continuum Room

How do I find out more?

1. Download the MQ HDR  Supervision Fellowship Framework and Application Procedures 2019 (Associate Fellow – Training Pathway

2. Download the Fellowship Claim Statement template

3.Visit the HDR Supervision Associate Fellowship iLearn site and self-enrol:Associate Fellowship HDR Supervision - Training Pathway (Academic) 2019: Cohort 2

4. Register for the program (How to guide here).

  • Early Career Researcher and newly appointed Academics: HDR100
  • Professional Staff: HDR101

5. Coming Soon: register for the workshops

Note: staff who are eligible to supervise HDR candidates must complete HDR30 Orientation to HDR Supervision before applying for an Associate Fellowship.

How do I register using HROnline?

1. Login to HR-Online. Go to "My HR", scroll down and choose "Training and Development" then "Training Requests"

2. Click on "register for a course"

3. Click on "HDR - HDR Supervision""

4. A number of courses will appear. Register in your chosen course.

After you register:

  • Follow the instructions provided when you register in HR Online.

  • Regardless of the mode or purpose of your learning, completion will be confirmed by a member of the HDR Supervision team in your HR-Online.

  • The record of your training will then appear under "Training History" in HR Online.

  • Your training record will also automatically be swept into your PURE profile. (The PURE Research Hub'will manage the lifecycle of research and provide an outward-facing public portal. One of its main features is an ability to showcase a researcher’s publications, discipline expertise, HDR supervision, grants and projects, citations and other metrics and collaborations that are important to researchers').

  • Once you have been validated for HDR30 your name and brief detials will be added to the external facing  'Find Your Research Supevisor' web database which links back to your PURE profile.

The MQ HDR Fellowship Program: Why, What, Who, When & Where

In May 2018 a new approach to developing good practice in HDR Supervision at MQ is being introduced. This new approach focuses on providing strong support for early career supervisors, and providing reward and recognition for all HDR Supervisors, through an HDR Fellowship Program.

Why?

National: The need for universities to provide high-quality HDR supervisor training was a key finding of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) in a Review of Australia's Research Training Scheme Final Report (2016).  See commentary by Childs (2016). The Australian Council of Graduate Research, in its Principals for Graduate Supervision, also recommends that universities provide necessary and appropriate professional development and performance review for supervisors.

Institution: An objective in the  Macquarie University’s Strategic Research Framework (2015 – 2024) is to prepare world-ready Higher Degree Research candidates by providing inspirational supervision with outstanding supervisory expertise and mentoring.

Individuals: We are committed to supporting our HDR supervisors and professional support staff via an HDR Fellowship program, focused on continual professional development to recognise, support, showcase excellence and best practice in HDR supervision.Successful participation in the HDR fellowship program will assist you in:

  • preparing for promotional submissions or PDR;
  • gathering evidence and engaging in critically reflexive practice;
  • profile development for internal and external professional recognition;
  • developing applications/pathways for career progression;
  • learning from and contributing to best practice;
  • peer review and feedback.
What?

The HDR Supervision Fellowship Program adopts the principals which underpin (i) UK HEA Professional Standards Framework (UK) , (ii) Vitae Research Development Framework (RDF) (iii) alignment with MQ Academic promotion criteria for HDR supervision and (iv) Professor Joe Luca’s (ECU) Good Practice Framework for research training.

Fellowship recognition can be claimed by following a training pathway (Associate) or through the submission of evidence (Adjunct, Associate, Fellow, Senior Fellow). Claiming a fellowship at a particular level is not dependent on the level of your current post.

Additionally, fellows may claim a specialisation in the following areas:

  • HDR Supervision in a Digital Age
  • HDR Supervision and Cultural Safety
  • HDR Supervision and Mental Health
  • HDR Supervision and Industry/Commerce/Enterprise
  • HDR Pedagogies

Details to follow.

Who?

The fellowship program is open to all staff, academic and professional, and encompasses professional HDR supervision recognition to include work from Early Career Researchers (ERCs) to full professors, all levels of staff who support HDR supervision and adjunct supervisors.

When?

The Training Pathway for the Fellowship Program will be open from mid-February 2019.

Where?

Commencing mid-February 2019 training and support will be provided, as appropriate, via face-to-face campus seminars/workshops, webinars, online resources/activities, case studies and bespoke podcasts.

Account of Professional Practice

Q&A about the HDRS Fellowship Program

Q: Is it mandatory to do the HDRS Fellowship Program?

A: No. The HDRS Fellowship Program is a voluntary program that provides MQ staff with an opportunity to engage in continuous professional development, build evidence of good practice for promotional r career purposes, and gain recognition for achievements.

Q: Why would I apply for a Fellowship?

A: Staff apply for Fellowships for many reasons. Some are thinking about applying for a promotion, others want to access an opportunity for supported development of evidence provided via the Associate Fellowship Training Pathway, others want recognition for their achievements.

Q: What is the HDR Supervision Framework?

A: Read about the MQ HDR Supervision Framework.

Q: Are there pre-requisites for applying for a Fellowship?

A: Academic staff who wish to supervise and HDR Candidate must do the mandatory orientation program HDR30 before applying for a Fellowship.

Q: I have not supervised before. Will this stop me from applying for a Fellowship?

A: No. HDR Supervision is not just about the ‘supervision’ stage of a candidate’s journey. Many dimensions contribute to quality HDR Supervision, and we are keen to help you develop your expertise across these many dimensions.

Q: I’m early in my career (as an academic or professional staff member involved in HDR). What Fellowship would you encourage me to apply for?

A: We’d encourage you to register for the HDRSFP Associate Fellowship Training Pathway. This is a supported professional development program that helps you develop your application for an Associate Fellowship. It includes peer support from the Convenor of the HDRSFP and a Senior HDRS Mentor.

Q: I am a mid-career supervisor or professional staff member working in HDR. What Fellowship would you encourage me to apply for?

A: We’d encourage you to apply for a Fellowship (Not available in 2019).

Q: Where do I find information about the Associate Fellowship Training Pathway and workshops?

A: Self-enrol in the  Professional Staff or Early Career Researcher and newly appointed Academics iLearn sites; View the Calendar for dates and times for 2019 workshops; Read the ‘How to Enrol in a Workshop’ information.

Q: I’m thinking of applying for an Associate Fellowship. Do I have to do all the workshops in the Associate Fellowship Training Pathway?

A: No. The workshops are designed to help you think about different aspects of HDR Supervision from your career perspective, and in consideration of the HDR Supervision Fellowship Framework. However, we encourage you to listen to the Podcast HDR 50 Overview: HDR Supervision Associate Fellowship Training Program. This will help you understand the Program, and how you might go about tailoring the opportunities we offer to help you think about your focus, and write your application supported by evidence. Please also feel free to contact Associate Professor Bill Ashraf to discuss any questions you have.

Q: I am a very experienced HDR supervisor or professional staff member working in HDR. What Fellowship would you encourage me to apply for?

A: We’d encourage you to apply for a Senior Fellowship (Not available in 2019).

Q: I have been recognised already for my HDR Supervision Excellence through a Faculty, University or National Award. What Fellowship would you encourage me to apply for?

A: We’d encourage you to apply for an Honorary Fellowship. First, you need to have completed HDR30 through the iLearn site, or a Claim for Current Competence. Second, provide Associate Professor Bill Ashraf with a copy of your application for the award, and a copy of the award.

Q: What other support is provided for Early Career Researchers at MQ?

A: Visit the ECR Network for further information

Contact:

Bill Ashraf

Director – HDR Supervision Fellowship Program &

Convenor – Supervision Enhancement Program (Continuing Professional Development)

E:  hdr.supervision@mq.edu.au

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