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ASPEN LECTURE: Richard James

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Richard H. James
Professor of Higher Education
The University of Melbourne

Recent publication (PDF): Eleven practices of effective postgraduate supervisors

Title of talk: The Eleven Practices of Effective Postgraduate Research Supervisors

The guidebook ‘Eleven Practices of Effective Postgraduate Research Supervisors’ was prepared by Richard James and Gabrielle Baldwin for use in professional development programs for faculty of the University of Melbourne. The goal was to boost the quality of the experience for graduate researchers and to improve higher degree completion rates and times. At the heart of the guide are a set of principles for effective supervisor-supervisee (or adviser-advisee) relationships. While focused squarely on the supervision of graduate students, the guidebook may have wider applicability for supervision and mentoring in other academic contexts.


Professor Richard James is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, where he was formerly the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the Director of the Centre for Study of Higher Education. He has had wide-ranging research interests in higher education that focus on the quality of the student experience of higher education. His research program spans access and equity, the transition to university, student finances, student engagement, quality assurance and academic standards.

The ASPEN speakers series is jointly sponsored by the Washington State University College of Nursing and Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship (CIPHERS) to encourage discussion of scholarship and educational collaboration among the health sciences.


March 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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