The Primary Supervisor is responsible for coordinating, communicating and managing the candidature, for guiding, directing and advancing the thesis and for ensuring that the candidate is informed about the quality of the thesis. The primary responsibility for the overall project, research processes and the production of the thesis remains with the Primary Supervisor even where advice is sought from others about the thesis structure and content. The Primary Supervisor must be registered and hold a degree for which the candidate is enrolled or have other multidisciplinary qualifications suitable to the candidate's research project. In some cases, the supervisor may not hold a higher degree but still have an outstanding publication, research and/or academic record, particularly in supervision, which the Board of Graduate Research accepts as equivalent in standing. In rare cases where no supervisor is available for a brief period of time, the Head of School assumes direct responsibility for the supervision until a supervisor can be appointed.
The Primary Supervisor provides appropriate guidance and support about:
The responsibilities of the Primary Supervisor include:
The Primary Supervisor may attract most of the EFTSL of candidature load and in most cases is an academic member of staff. In some cases, a registered supervisor may be appointed who is not a member of academic staff. If the Primary Supervisor is not a University of Tasmania employee, or a member of academic staff, the EFTSL will be allocated to the school in which the candidature rests.
Authorised by the Head of School, Computing & Information Systems
19 April, 2012