Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. University Contexts Affecting Postgraduate Education

  3. Graduate Students and Digital Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Claire Aitchison, Susan Carter, Cally Guerin
      Pages 153-164
    3. Fernando F. Padró, Jonathan H. Green, Robert Templeton
      Pages 165-187
    4. Sue Gregory, Michelle Bannister-Tyrrell, Jennifer Charteris, Adele Nye
      Pages 189-209
  4. Pedagogy and Postgraduate Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Chivonne Algeo, Darrall Thompson, Elyssebeth Leigh, Danny Carroll
      Pages 237-258
    3. Margaret Kiley
      Pages 259-271
    4. Michael Cohen, Sukanto Bhattacharya, Munirul H. Nabin, Shuddhaswatta Rafiq
      Pages 273-286
  5. Managing Doctoral Programs

  6. Postgraduate Careers

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 601-611

About this book


This handbook brings together contributors from the United States, Australasia and Europe who use theoretical insights and empirical data to examine current practices as well as possible future directions of postgraduate education. A full range of postgraduate study options are explored, including PhD and professional doctorates, masters awards, and taught coursework programs. The contributions of key stakeholders to the delivery of postgraduate education are addressed, including students, supervisors and university administrators.

From this collection, university managers, higher education scholars, and anyone interested in establishing a centre for higher education are given comprehensive overviews of academic leadership, doctoral education, and supervisory relationships. Topics examined in detail in this collection are little discussed in the available literature, including supervisory relationships between colleagues, the emergence of the “second-career academic”, and academic blogging and social networking.

The external pressures that universities around the world are experiencing, including neoliberalism, the massification of student numbers, disruptive innovations, and external quality benchmarking, are considered in terms of the ways that they are prompting change in how postgraduate study is administered and delivered.

Many chapters contain specific recommendations to meet organisational and student needs, including for specific demographics such as international students or specific programs. The professional, employment, and information literacy needs of students and the professional development of supervisors and processes for examination are also considered.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando F. Padró (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Ronel Erwee
    • 2
  • Meredith A. Harmes
    • 3
  • Marcus K. Harmes
    • 4
  • Patrick Alan Danaher
    • 5
  1. 1.Open Access CollegeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Management and EnterpriseUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  3. 3.Open Access CollegeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  4. 4.Open Access CollegeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  5. 5.School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist EducationUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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