Graduate Research School
The Board of the Graduate Research School deals with matters relating to postgraduate research, research training and supervision within the University.
- The role of the Board of the Graduate Research School is to -
- advise and make recommendations to the Academic Council and/or other University bodies or officers, as appropriate, on matters relating to postgraduate research, research training and supervision within the University, including policy matters relating to the establishment and administration of postgraduate awards;
- deal exclusively with all matters relating to the admission, enrolment, supervision and examination of candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and the degrees of Master by Research by thesis as are approved by the Academic Board;
- ensure the maintenance of high standards in the University's research degrees by monitoring the completion times, quality of supervision and skills acquisition of candidates enrolled in them;
- monitor standards in, and relativities between, the professional doctorates offered by the University and recommend to the Academic Council necessary action to ensure that appropriate standards and relativities are maintained;
- monitor and report to the Academic Council on compliance with the University's Code of Practice in Research Supervision;
- facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-school programs of postgraduate research studies;
- promulgate examples of best practice in all aspects of postgraduate research education; and
- provide advice and support to the Dean, Graduate Research and Postdoctoral Training, in fostering the welfare of postgraduate research students.
- The Board comprises:
- the Dean, Graduate Research and Postdoctoral Training, as Chair;
- the Chair of the Academic Board or nominee;
- six appointees by election of the Academic Board;
- the President of the Postgraduate Students Association or nominee;
- Graduate Education Officer; and
- co-opted members if required for balance or specific expertise.
- Appointed members have a three-year term of office but may be reappointed at the end of that period.
- Co-opted members are appointed for one year.
- The Board elects a Deputy Chair annually from among its members.
- The President of the Postgraduate Students' Association does not attend that part of meetings in which individual student matters are discussed.