Supporting undergraduate dissertations

Introductory workshop programme - the following will be introduced:
  • The supervisor’s roles and responsibilities
    [useful for staff to articulate their expectations of the supervisory experience]
  • The undergraduate dissertation process
    [practical aspects of supervising; keeping logbooks; planning a research agenda; developing & continuing good supervisory interactions]
  • Strategies for working with undergraduate students
    [case studies which tackle familiar issues of undergraduate supervision]
  • What makes for a good undergraduate dissertation?
    [deconstruction of the UG dissertation process]
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff involved in supervising undergraduate student dissertations/projects. Newer supervisors will find it useful for deveoping their skills and style. More experienced supervisors will have an opportunity to reflect upon, refine, and advance their commitments to effective practice.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. However, in advance it would be helpful if you could read: Resource pack on Supervising Postgraduate Students available from the LTTC website: http://www.dit.ie/lttc/resources/lttcresourcepacks/ .

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Roisin Donnelly and Claire McDonnell of the DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.

Other Information

This 2 hour workshop can function as a standalone support session but also provides a ‘taster’ for the CPD module "CPD in Supervising UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATIONS & PROJECTS (5 ects)" beginning again on Weds 21st January More details at: http://www.dit.ie/lttc/programmes/shortcoursescpd/