1. Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar - Online , PDF and Hardcopy
Grab the Calendar and your highlighter and prepare to learn these sections:
- Academic Schedule - vital for your course-based teaching and for deadlines
- Awards and Financial Assistance - helps you advise students on funding
- Fees and expenses - become aware of what students pay to be here
- Academic regulations - grades, progress reports, time limits, appeals, principles of conduct, integrity in scholarly activity - you must read all of this
- Handbook of Supervision and Examination - Online and PDF
- A vital section of the Graduate Studies Calendar is the Handbook of Supervision and Examination, found on pages 35 - 48. Do not pass go, and do not undertake supervision without reading and understanding every section in the Handbook.
- Everything you need to know about examinations can be found here, and also on the Graduate Programs in Education Website (see below for specifics). Every graduate supervisor has the responsibility to know the rules and regulations surrounding supervision of graduate students and for the scheduling and conduct of exams. There is a specific section on the Role and Responsibilities of the Graduate Supervisor, p. 47-48, which every supervisor should know by heart. There are also sections on Faculty, Program and Student roles and responsibilities, that should be read and understood as part of our collective commitment to student experience and success.
- Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) Program Descriptions, p 62 - 73
- Read and understand and memorize the requirements for the programs in which you supervise students. It is not "nice to know", it is "Must Know" information.
- Checklist of Expectations for Graduate Student and Supervision
- Faculty of Graduate Studies Intellectual Property Awareness
In Graduate Programs in Education, we expect all Graduate Supervisors and Graduate Students to review an discuss all elements of the Student-Supervisor Checklist together, and to put a co-signed copy on file once all topics on the checklist have been discussed.
3. Graduate Course-based Teaching
Graduate Program Timelines and Dues Dates have been established for textbook orders, course outline approvals and the posting of the course outlines for each Semester. Study these due dates so that you submit your Graduate Course outlines and textbook orders ON TIME, so that Graduate Programs in Education can get these out to students as soon as possible in preparation for the semester.
- Textbook Orders: Apr 15 for Fall; Oct 15 for Winter; Jan 31 for Spring/Summer
- Course Outline to EDSA Chair: Aug 1 - Fall; Nov 15 - Winter; Apr 1 - Sp / Jun 1 - Sum
4. Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) - Policy and Processes
The Faculty of Education offers several masters programs; it is important that you study each of these in preparing to advise your students:
Study the websites to better understand the distinctions between the Research PhD and the Professional EdD. You will find the following documents on the GPE Website, and it is expected that you will read, study and become familiar with the expectations for examinations in order to advise your students well and to successfully mentor them in achieving success.
- GPE Guidelines for Doctoral Oral Candidacy Examination
- GPE Candidacy Examination Assessment Rubric
- GPE Written Requirements Prior to Oral Candidacy – EdD
- GPE Written Requirements Prior to Oral Candidacy – PhD