Innovative Handbook on Doctoral Supervision
Handbook for Establishing a Productive and Supportive Supervision Culture
308 pages, 2nd reworked and completed edition 2019
Please be aware that the book is not available directly from Brentel Consulting and Training in Higher Education!
You can order it via bookshops, especially from two university bookshops in Mainz and Frankfurt which have them permanent in stock.
CAMPUS BUCHHANDLUNG Mainz
Karl Marx Buchhandlung
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Short decription of aims and contents
The overall aim of the handbook is professionalization of doctoral supervision. It is especially written for colleagues and universities who are in a catching up mode in this process. Target groups are research supervisors, doctoral candidates and postdocs seeking for professional awareness of supervision and its pedagogy, university heads and directors of doctoral schools being highly interested in the core strategic importance of sustainable supervisor development programmes.
The book is designed on the background of my experiences and insights in advising and supporting doctoral candidates and their supervisors as managing director of doctoral schools since 2001, and as trainer of supervisors at many universities and research institutions in Europe since 2011.
The approach is based on a deep analytical understanding of the problems and success conditions of supervising doctoral candidates, but is at the same time very much practical oriented, providing 72 helpful tables, tools, checklists and exercises. It shows in detail how outstanding supervisors are acting, but does not miss to discuss the dangers and threats of problems and weaknesses supervisors may have to face. It's an integrated concept of core indispensable modules that defines a very good basic standard for a sufficient understanding of the issues and challenges of doctoral supervision in establishing productive and supportive supervisory practice and culture.
Professionalization and Internationalization of Doctoral Supervision
1 The Shift to Professionalization in Doctoral Education and Supervision
2 International Developments in Doctoral Supervision and Training
Supervising and Monitoring with the Supervisor Biography
3 Concept and Design
4 Preparatory Phase
5 Research Phase
6 Completion phase
Expectations and Roles in a Productive Supervisory Relationship
7 Change and Development of Supervisory Roles
8 Clarifying Mutual Expectations
9 Supervisory Relations and Supervisory Styles
10 Co- and Team Supervision
Selection and Recruitment
11 Selecting and Recruiting Doctoral Candidates
Defensive Routines and Productive Learning in Doctoral Supervision
12 Transition to Productive Learning
13 Introducing Productive Learning into Doctoral Supervision
Identifying Problems and Rescuing Your Candidates
14 When the PhD Project is going to fail - Warning Signs and Problem Solutions
15 Intervision - A Very Helpful Tool for Peer Group Coaching
16 Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice and Preventing Scientific Misconduct
Motivation Gaps and Conflict Constellations as Opportunities for Learning and Improvement
17 Keeping up Motivation
18 Professional Awareness and Handling of Conflicts
Training Supervisors and Establishing a Community of Best Professional Practice
19 Supervisor Training
20 Follow-Up and Ensuring Sustainability
21 Establishing a Highly Productive and Supportive Supervisory Culture