Information on Graduate Supervision

The below documents provide useful information on graduate supervision issues, and the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved, including the student, supervisor, program, faculty of graduate studies, and the university.  The last resource listed in this section (from the Ombuds Office) provides very useful information on professional behaviors, expectations and supervision issues relating specifically to clinical practica placements, and how these may differ from thesis supervision issues.

List of Documents available on the Western Web

Principles and Guidelines Regarding Graduate Student Supervision (Faculty of Graduate Studies - Western) 

Instructor-Student Conflict of Interest (University Secretariat - Handbook of Academic Scholastic Policy)

Guide for Students in Professional Program Placements, Clinics, and Practica - (Ombuds Office at Western)