Graduate

4. Expectations of a Supervisor and the Supervisory Committee

Section 1.2 in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Program Manual provides a general introduction to the expectations and responsibilities of graduate supervisors.  In addition, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research provides a number of resources for supervisors that outline the supervisor’s role, tips for success, tracking student progress, dispute resolution, dealing with difficult students, legal obligations, and additional topics for successfully supervising graduate students.  

Section 8.1 in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Program Manual provides information on Supervision and Supervisory Committee for all graduate students at the University of Alberta.  Topics covered include: 1) Departmental Regulations; 2) Appointment of the Supervisor(s); 3) Eligibility for Appointment as Supervisor; 4) Timeline for the Appointment of Supervisors; 5) Supervisory committees, and, 6) Resolving Conflicts in Supervisor-Student Relationships. 

The following provides further details and additional expectations of graduate supervisors within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

4.1 Supervisor Role and Expectations

4.2 First Meeting with a Student

4.3 Annual Committee Meeting

4.4 Thesis Project

4.5 Examinations (Candidacy and Final Oral Examination)

4.6 Conflict Resolution