Appointed Supervisor are responsible:
i. Facilitates appropriate access to the other supervisors (if any) and any other relevant member of staff deemed necessary for successful completion of the study.
ii. Ensures the student participates in programs conducted by the Faculty or University to implement the Code of Practice for Postgraduate Students and regulations.
iii. Ensures adequate resources and equipment for the student for research purposes are available at the Faculty/Centre and facilitate access to other facilities as required.
iv. Advises/suggests to the Faculty/Centre, qualified examiners for his/her student’s thesis
v. Ensures that the co-supervisors are actively involved in the supervision process so that they are able to take over primary supervision duties either temporarily or permanently (if appropriate) when the Main Supervisor is unavailable;
vi. The supervisor should create a conducive learning environment that protects the student’s individuality, safety, and sense of comfort and belonging.
vii. Discuss and co-sign the student supervisor agreement with his/her student confirming understanding the roles and responsibilities stipulated in this Code of Good Practice before time exceeds 3months.
There are 3 stages of Supervisor responsibilities:
a) Always keep in touch with students through ordinary supervision or conference meeting. Supervisor also should propose the alternative measurement for student to perform the outside job / research.
b) Spare some time for students who need the extra academic advice or personal matters.
c) Ensuring their student well known of UMP’s rules and regulations.
d) Give them guidance about mode and quality of their expected research outcome. It concludes the research proposal, literature review, and all necessaries aspect and technique required.
e) Encourage students to be alert of the information related to their programme and to the subject registration every semester. This will avoid them from any problems.
f) Giving them the detail info about the date of every stage of their research so that they can submit everything according with the expected date.
g) Manage the schedule for your student to attend the conference.
h) Examine your student’s paper work and giving them some guidance and information for them to make some amendments within the period given.
i) Prepare and send the students’ progress report to Centre for Graduate Studies within the scheduled.
j) Encourage and help students to publish their research outcome.
k) Ensure your students follow all the lab safety requirements before using some material or machine in the lab.
l) Propose the list of examiner for the thesis evaluation.
m) Examine & ensuring all thesis are ready and well prepared before submit to oral examination (Viva Voce)
During VIVA VOCE procedure:
a) Supervisor should attend the process during their students examination (Please inform if unable to attend)
b) Supervisor should be prepared to receive some call from examiner throughout the process.
After VIVA VOCE procedure:
a) Ensure the students understand and follow all the amendment proposed by examiner.
b) Examine the thesis before resend to the examiner.
c) Guide and help the students to complete the thesis for re-examine (VIVA VOCE) procedure (if necessaries)