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Higher Degrees by Research Orientation Briefing . By Dr Koh Chong Lek Sub-Dean, Higher Degrees (Research) Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning 5 August 2013. Good Evening. C ongratulations. Dr Koh Chong Lek Sub-Dean Higher Degrees (Research) GPL, NIE, NTU.

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Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

Higher Degrees by Research Orientation Briefing

By

Dr Koh Chong Lek

Sub-Dean, Higher Degrees (Research)

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning

5 August 2013


Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

Good Evening

Congratulations

Dr Koh Chong Lek

Sub-DeanHigher Degrees (Research)GPL, NIE, NTU


Higher degree students in nie

Higher degree students in NIE

Higher degree students in NIE as of August 2013*: 1,793

Aug 2013 intake: 185

PhD: 12

MA/MSc: 11

* Includes August 2013 Research & Coursework intakes (as of July 2013)


Outline of the briefing

Outline of the briefing


Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

TAC

Libris

SSC

CeL

Head

Deputy Head

HDR Coordinator

GSO, NTU

OAAS

Graduate Studies & Professional Learning

Office of Academic Administration and Services


Gpl level 3 block 7

GPL (Level 3, Block 7)

  • Higher Degree Programme

GPL: Dean

Prof Paul Teng

Associate Dean (HD)

Prof Christine Goh

Sub-Dean [HD (R)]

Dr Koh Chong Lek

  • Chang-Tan Wey Ling (Head/GPL Admin & SM)

  • Cindi Chiam LH (PM)

  • Sharon Low (PM)

  • Noor Azizah Bte Mokhtar (SPE)

  • Joanne Lee SY (PE)

  • Nurhasni Binte Khamis (PE)


Important contacts

Important contacts


Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

Important contacts


Information sources

Information sources


Student handbook

Student handbook

Student Handbook on Higher Degree Programmes by Research

  • Go to http:[email protected] (Tab)  NIE Portal Guides and Policies HandbooksGraduate Programmes Student Handbook (Higher Degree by Research)


Important procedural matters

Important procedural matters


Examination matters

Examination matters

Grade Point Average (GPA) System

Examples:


Examination matters1

Examination matters

  • Term Grade Point Average (TGPA): an average of all courses in any term of study

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): an average of all courses up to the time of calculation of the GPA

Minimum TGPA/ CGPA:

3.00 (B-) Masters

3.50 (B) PhD


A research student s progress path

A research student’s progress path

  • Submit thesis for examination

  • Fulfill course requirements

  • Pass PhD oral exam

  • Pass CF/CV exercise

  • CF = confirmation, CV = conversion


Fulfill course requirements

Fulfill course requirements


Fulfill course requirements1

Fulfill course requirements

  • Poor academic performance in coursework

    • TGPA below the required grade point: Academic reminder

    • TGPA below the required grade point for twoconsecutive terms of study: Termination


Pass confirmation conversion exercise

Pass confirmation/conversion exercise

Note:If a student fails to pass at any of the above stages, he/she will have to withdraw from the programme.

  • CF = confirmation, CV = conversion


Examinations

Examinations


Academic progress

Academic progress

  • Many important details & deadlines to remember

  • Write thesis

  • Notify thesis submission

  • Submit thesis/plagiarism check

  • Revise thesis

  • Matriculate

  • Take courses

  • Read

  • Do

  • Prepare annual reports

  • Prepare CF/CV document

  • Initiate CF/CV

  • Give CF/CV seminar

  • Form TAC

  • PhD oral exam

  • Revise thesis

  • Bind thesis

  • Submit thesis

  • CF = confirmation, CV = conversion

  • Be proactive & responsible


Important web page

Important web page

An important web page to look for information and forms

  • Go to http:[email protected] (Tab)  NIE Portal Academics Graduate Programmes


Academic progress checklist

Academic progress checklist

  • Please diligently fill up this “Checklist” throughout your higher degree research candidature

  • Keep a “Record of Meetings/Discussions with Supervisor & Co-supervisor”

  • Initial Target Setting Report for New Masters/PhD Student – please complete & submit it to GPL within ONE MONTH of registration


Student supervisor co supervisor relationship

Student-supervisor (co-supervisor) relationship

  • Supervisor, mentor, friend

  • A lengthy personal & professional relationship

  • Includes

  • selecting a research topic

  • planning the research

  • identifying and acquiring the necessary resources

  • managing the project

  • actively conducting the research

  • carrying out the literature review

  • analysing and interpreting data

  • writing the thesis

  • defending it

  • publication of the thesis

  • writing a reference letter, helping to find a position


Student supervisor co supervisor relationship1

Student-supervisor (co-supervisor) relationship

  • Supervisor, mentor, friend

  • A lengthy personal & professional relationship

Maintain a good relationship

Independence


Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

TAC

PhD – Thesis Advisory Committee

  • To provide critical guidance to PhD students during their candidature at NTU

  • To monitor student progress and provide timely advice for every PhD student


Hdr students personal code of conduct

HDR students’ personal code of conduct


Academic integrity dishonesty

Academic integrity/dishonesty

Use Turnitin, anti-plagiarism software


Academic integrity dishonesty1

Academic integrity/dishonesty

Academic dishonesty

  • Do not commit acts of academic dishonesty.

  • Such acts constitute serious academic misconduct.

  • You will be subject to strong disciplinary actions.

  • NIE Portal → Academics → Graduate Programmes → NIE Academic Integrity Framework

    • NIE Academic Integrity Framework

    • E-briefing on Plagiarism and Referencing


Ethics clearance

Ethics clearance

  • If research involves human subjects, must apply for ethics review & approval from NTU IRB

  • Must NOT start data-collection before given ethics clearance

  • Plan and apply for ethics clearance early!(Discuss this with your supervisor)

  • NTU IRB (Institutional Review Board) guidelines and forms available on the IRB website: http://research.ntu.edu.sg/GuidelinesnForms/Pages/default.aspx*Requires log in


Approval from dac moe

Approval fromDAC, MOE

  • To collect data from schools, must apply for approval from Data Administration Centre, MOE

  • Plan and apply for approval early!(Discuss this with your supervisor)


Hwg702

HWG702

  • HWG702 University Teaching for Teaching Assistants

  • Full-time PhD students required to take up and pass HWG702 before confirmation (Those with relevant teaching experience may apply for exemption)


Tips for succeeding as an hdr

Tips for succeeding as an HDR


Tips for succeeding as an hdr1

Tips for succeeding as an HDR


Recognizing research by hdr students

Recognizing research by HDR students

Dean’s Commendation for Research

  • Recognizes excellence in research amongst NIE HDR students

  • Nomination: a publication based on your approved research in NIE

    • (in an international refereed journal or

    • a refereed chapter in the book of a leading international publisher)


Briefings talks

Briefings/Talks

  • GPL’s talks/briefings

  • NIE Graduate Student Day

  • PhD oral examination

  • Please attend

  • Interact


Higher degrees by research orientation briefing

Enjoy your stay at NIE, NTUSuccessful completion of your HD

MA

MSc

PhD

Thank You &

Good Luck

http://convocation.ntu.edu.sg/InformationforGraduates/Pages/ColourofHoods.aspx


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