Sustaining the momentum: a cross-institutional community of practice for research supervisors

Cater-Steel, Aileen and McDonald, Jacquie and Albion, Peter and Redmond, Petrea (2017) Sustaining the momentum: a cross-institutional community of practice for research supervisors. In: Implementing communities of practice in higher education: dreamers and schemers. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 3-17. ISBN 978-981-10-2865-6

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Research supervision is an important learning and teaching issue in Higher Education Institutions. This paper reports on the history and outcomes of a community of practice that has been meeting since 2009 to improve the capability of research supervisors at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia. The Community of Practice—Research Supervisors (CoP-RS) includes academic staff from all USQ Faculties and across all campuses. We describe the background that prompted the formation of the CoP-RS and then detail the activities undertaken to date. The outcomes and challenges are discussed with the view to identify critical success factors to ensure sustainability of the CoP. Conclusions are drawn and future research directions suggested.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 01:48
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: research supervision, communities of practice, professional development, capacity building, evaluation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2866-3_1

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