Information for Postgraduate Coordinators
- Postgraduate Coordinator Responsibilities
Research training at the University involves the active participation of both staff and students. The responsibility for ensuring that it is conducted in the most efficient and effective manner is shared by all parties: the University, the Faculties, Schools, staff and students, all have obligations to each other. The responsibilities of the various participants are summarised in the following sections.
- List of Current Postgraduate Coordinators
A complete list of the University HDR Postgraduate Coordinators. Please contact The Adelaide Graduate Centre (AGC) if you you find any problems with the information presented.
- Commonly Used Forms
A list of commonly used forms for Postgraduate Coordinators and Supervisors.
- Scholarships Order of Merit List
The Order of Merit List is a merit-ranked list of all applicants who applied for scholarship during either the Mid Year or Major round of domestic postgraduate research scholarship applications.
- Conflict of Interest Guidelines for the Nomination of Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examiners
In developing these guidelines we acknowledge, with thanks, the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Conflict of Interest Guidelines.
The use of independent thesis examiners is an important indicator of the quality of an institution's examination process, requiring examination and classification to be undertaken independently and free of bias. To ensure independence of the examination process, an examiner should not be nominated if there is the potential for a conflict of interest with the student, supervisor, university, subject matter or with another examiner. There are a range of circumstances which have the potential to introduce bias and compromise the independence of the examination. It is important to note the conflict of interest can exist in fact or in perception.
In dealing with potential conflicts of interest it is important to:
- Distinguish between major conflicts which generally result in non-appointment of the examiner and minor conflicts which should be declared and explained, but don’t necessarily inhibit the examiner's independence; and
- Consider mitigating factors associated with conflicts of interest arising from collaboration on publications and/or research grants, or board memberships. The size of the team or the relative independence of some members have the potential to shift a major (potential) conflict of interest to a minor one.
Detailed information is available on the Conflict of Interest Guidelines for the Nomination of Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examiners webpage.