Working with a Supervisor
To ensure a successful relationship between you and your graduate supervisor, clearly communicate and set expectations with each other early on. Establish:
Set a timeline together for all graduate work so the student can set goals to meet deadlines, and the supervisor can schedule when they will provide feedback.
Keep in touch regularly, and communicate about any updates, changes, or progress.
Challenges in the supervisory relationship can still arise. Students should communicate with their supervisor to try to address issues where possible. However, if there are concerns about inadequate or inappropriate supervision, students should contact the academic head of their graduate program.
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“Graduate Supervision.” Graduate Studies. McMaster University, https://gs.mcmaster.ca/current-students/resources/graduate-supervision/
“Getting the Supervisory Relationship Off to a Good Start.” Graduate Studies. McMaster University, https://gs.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2020/02/supervisory_relationshipjuly_222016.pdf