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Overview

The Crawford Higher Degree Research (HDR) Committee is chaired by the HDR Directors and covers HDR matters and makes decisions on student scholarships and funding requests, where appropriate.

The committee meets every second month, plans the School's HDR-related activities, and designs and implements relevant policies. The committee also makes decisions on student scholarships and visiting fellowships where appropriate. Representatives on the committee include the HDR Convenors from each of the Crawford streams (POGO, RE&D, NSC, IDEC), the PhD Academic and Research Skills Advisor, the HDR Administrator, and HDR student representatives. Meetings are held every second month, except (typically) January.

HDR Convenor position description

HDR college and school governance
  1. Represent the program on the Crawford HDR Committee
  2. Review and implement college-wide HDR program policy changes
  3. Align local HDR program requirements with Crawford School requirements
  4. Develop HDR coursework requirements
  5. Attend Board of Studies for HDR coursework and participate in reviews of coursework requirements
  6. Assess and rank school applications for scholarships; produce supporting documentation for Endeavour applications for domestic and overseas applicants
  7. Act on a rotational basis in place of DA at CAP HDR Committee meetings if DA unavailable

Admission and administration of HDR program
  1. Coordinate HDR application processes, acting as point-of-contact for academic HDR enquiries; advise applicants on supervision; review and determine quality of applications
  2. Screen HDR applicants
  3. Advise local program HDR recruitment as regards domestic and international students
  4. Coordinate HDR applications with supervisors and CAP admissions

Oversight of HDR student progress
  1. Circulate HDR training opportunities both domestically and overseas
  2. Review and approve HDR local program variations, appeals, and complaints

Advice, development, and pastoral care for HDR Students
  1. Act as main coordinator for HDR student academic welfare; resolve supervisory issues where necessary
  2. Review and administer local program funding applications; review school-level funding applications
  3. Resolve disputes between students and PhD panels

Minutes from previous meetings