Accreditation of Faculty and Other Academics as Research Supervisors

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Approved

To provide a process whereby faculty and other academics can be accredited by Eastern College Australia as research supervisors.

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Approved on: 16 Nov 2015
Review cycle: 1 Year
Owned by

Learning, Teaching and Research Committee

Approved by

Academic Board

Category: 
Policy Contact: 
Director of Research
Purpose: 

To provide a process whereby faculty and other academics can be accredited by Eastern College Australia as research supervisors.

Scope: 

This policy applies to all faculty and other academics seeking accreditation as research supervisors with Eastern College Australia, and all staff responsible for processing accreditation requests.

Statement: 

1. Eastern College Australia will not accredit faculty or other academics as research supervisors for doctoral projects.

2. Faculty or other academics currently accredited at another Australian Higher Education Provider and/or Australian University will receive automatic accreditation by Eastern College Australia once proof of accreditation is demonstrated to the Director of Research. Proof may include a certificate of attainment, a letter of accreditation or other document issued by the accrediting institution. If a faculty member has lost proof of their accreditation a statutory declaration can be submitted by the faculty member or academic to the Director of Research alongside evidence of supervision of a successful doctoral candidate. Accreditation will also be given if a faculty member or academic has not been approved elsewhere, but can prove that they have been the primary supervisor for a successful doctoral candidate.

3. If a faculty member or academic is not accredited elsewhere but wishes to become a research supervisor accredited by Eastern College Australia they must fulfil the following criteria:

a. Have successfully completed a doctorate or demonstrated a work history within a field or discipline (for no less than five years) consistent with the functions of a research supervisor. This will include a demonstrated ability to:

i. work within a legislative framework
ii. work within an ethical framework
iii. lead projects from design, through implementation, to evaluation of outcomes
iv. manage/mentor staff
v. published within a field/discipline

b. Submit to the Director of Research:

i. a portfolio of relevant documents related to the good conduct of research. These may reasonably include national statements and/or codes of practice.
ii. a portfolio of relevant institutional policies and procedures.
iii. one relevant written assessment as negotiated with the Director of Research (approx. 2000 words in length) from a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education or similar qualification. The assessment is to have been successfully completed.

4. A register of accredited research supervisors will be kept by the College and be made available to students who are to pursue post-graduate studies.