Setting Supervisory Expectations
Candidates are required to complete a Supervisory Expectations Document in consultation with their supervisors within the first six months of candidature.
In setting the supervisory expectations, it is advisable to use the supplementary Paired Questions Task sheet, which lists a number of components of the supervisor-candidate relationship, and the degree to which each party is responsible. It is strongly recommended that the supervisor(s) and candidate complete the paired questions task independently and then meet to discuss the responses.
Recording Candidate-Supervisor Meetings
Candidates are encouraged to keep a record of all meetings with their supervisors. These may be in the form of brief notes and should be circulated to all supervisors (present at the meeting or not) to keep all up to date with progress. A focus on actions (with timeframes) is also recommended. A meeting log template has been prepared for such a purpose.