The Community of Practice for Postgraduate Education and Scholarship (CoP PGES focuses on all aspects of postgraduate education, scholarship and practice to support and sustain the higher education sector in postgraduate teaching and learning, training and support for supervisors. The CoP PGES aims to support and foster collaboration and collegial engagement amongst peers and all stakeholders who have interests in higher degree education.
This CoP is a collaborative advisory platform for discussion and interaction between peers, and it will coordinate seminars and conferences focussing on all aspects of postgraduate supervision, e.g., models for supervision beyond the traditional apprentice model, supervision in different disciplinary areas.
The CoP PGES membership comprises academics, researchers and other relevant stakeholders with interests in the objectives and functions of the CoP. This would include academics involved with postgraduate supervision, teaching and learning, and research, members of university support departments involved with postgraduate education (eg., Postgraduate Offices or Colleges) , and representatives of national departments and agencies involved with policy and support for postgraduate education.
The CoP activities will include, as examples, support for training of supervisors, development of online postgraduate supervision, teaching and learning at higher degree levels, advocacy in matters relating to postgraduate education, and coordination of national activities such as conferences, colloquia, workshops, and seminars. The CoP will provide recommendations to the USAf RISG and the broader university sector.