PhD examination feedback as a generative collaboration

Louise Curham

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Submitting the PhD is a major milestone, requiring much focused effort that provides the candidate with a well-justified sense of achievement. Training on the arc of the PhD identifies expected peaks and troughs but what I failed to receive during my candidacy was information about what happens after examination. The literature on the PhD examination process tends to focus on the style of feedback rather than the experience of receiving it (Kiley, 2009; Mullins & Kylie, 2002; Stracke & Kumar, 2010). My e-poster shares my experience dealing with corrections from examiners. I present a series of tips that position feedback as a formative dialogue with the candidate. I position it as a continuation of the researcher training program of the PhD, rather than summative proclamation from a gatekeeper.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021
EventDocFest 21 - Online, Australia
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021 (Link for 2022 Event)


ConferenceDocFest 21
Abbreviated titleOnline conference for PhD students and their supervisors
OtherAfter a 5-year break DocFest returns as a fully online conference to allow maximum accessibility and a brilliant line-up of keynotes, workshops and panels.

As a researcher, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills, engage in the CSU research community, contribute to knowledge in your chosen discipline, and ultimately make an impact to community, industry and society.

DocFest21 will offer graduate researchers and their supervisors a range of inspiring and informative sessions and showcase our researchers and their experiences within the CSU community through a range of interactive workshops, panels and breakout sessions.

There is an opportunity for all HDR candidates and supervisors/staff to present short and long papers on a wide range of themes and a poster competition.

We will also be presenting the 2021 3-MinuteThesis heats over the three days of the conference.

Join us on 26-28 May 2021 to celebrate DocFest21! Making the most of your research journey.
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