Transitions, trajectories and transformations in postgraduate supervision:
The times they are a-changing

Presented by the Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University

15 March - 18 March 2022


Conference Background

The Centre for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE) held its first international conference on postgraduate supervision in April 2007 with the theme 'Postgraduate supervision: state of the art and the artists'. Since then, six more conferences were held, in 2009 on 'Postgraduate supervision research and practice', in 2011 on 'Promoting a culture of postgraduate scholarship', in 2013 on 'Candidates, supervisors and institutions: pushing postgraduate boundaries'. In March 2015, the conference theme was 'Looking ahead: the future of postgraduate supervision in the knowledge society' and, in 2017, the deliberations were around the topic: 'Spaces, journeys and destinations in postgraduate supervision'. The seventh conference with the theme ‘The global scholar: Implications for postgraduate studies and supervision’ was held in March 2019. Several book publications from previous Postgraduate Supervision conferences are available free of charge at the following sites:
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Building on this experience, we are delighted to invite our wide network of international and national conference participants to the 8th biennial Postgraduate Supervision Conference. It will be hosted online from 15 to 18 March 2022. The organisers of the 8th Biennial Conference on Postgraduate Supervision invite researchers and practitioners worldwide and involved with postgraduate supervision and research into postgraduate supervision to share their insights and results with an international audience.

Conference Theme

The main theme of the 2022 conference will be ‘Transitions, trajectories and transformations in postgraduate supervision: The times they are a-changing’ with several sub-topics as suggested under the section: ‘Conference Topics’

Conference Strands

Both theoretical and empirical contributions would be valuable and will be considered within any of the following five strands:

  • (A) Postgraduate supervision theories and policies
  • (B) Postgraduate supervision practices
  • (C) Postgraduate supervision trends and trajectories.
  • (D) Transitions in postgraduate supervision in a complex (post-/pandemic) world
  • (E) Transforming the post-graduate supervision space.

  • The conference will start on Tuesday, 15 March and closes on Friday 18 March 2022.

    Participation formats:

    Over the four days, the conference will include keynote addresses, synchronous and a-synchronous paper presentations, round-table sessions, workshops and ample time for networking. More information on these options and how to submit abstracts will follow in due course.

    Important Dates:

    Extended Submission date for abstracts: 15 October 2021
    Feedback to authors of abstracts: 22 October 2021
    Final submission date for amended abstracts: 15 November 2021
    Closing date for early registration: 24 January 2022
    Final submission date for all pre-recorded material: 1 February 2022
    Final date for late registration: 4 March 2022 Note that late registrations will be at an increased fee.
    Conference date: Starting on Tuesday, 15 March and ending on Friday, 18 March 2022