A Rhodes University short course certificate will be sent to those who successfully complete the course and assessment. The certificate is moderated and quality assured by Rhodes University and the CPC project logo and logos of all other partner universities appears on the certificate.
This course is assessed through a 6 to 8-page reflective essay. A range of tasks and activities throughout the five-week course will prepare participants for the final assessment.
The reflective essay must take course outcomes and assessment criteria into account. The assignment can be structured in whatever way participants prefer. For example, participants might wish to include any of the following:
- A reflection on experiences of being supervised or of undertaking supervision (if you have such experience).
- A reflection on global or regional issues affecting postgraduate supervision in your context.
- A reflection on national legislation and policy requirements affecting postgraduate supervision context.
- A reflection on university context, and the institutional policies and culture.
- A reflection on disciplinary context and how that affects supervision.
- A reflection on personality and individual strengths and weaknesses.
Participants are expected to use concepts and readings from the course (and beyond) to reflect on their personal supervision context.
The draft assignment receives detailed formative feedback before the final summative version is submitted.