UKCGE Publishes Guide to Online Supervision — Kumar. Kumar. Taylor (2020)

This guide identifies the benefits of online supervision, considers the challenges, and suggests ways in which supervisors might be able to overcome them. 

UKCGE Publishes Guide to Online Supervision — Kumar. Kumar. Taylor (2020)

UKCGE Publishes A Guide to Online Supervision: Guidance for Research Supervisors

The UK Council for Graduate Education is pleased to publish this new guide to online supervision, created to help research supervisors navigate the challenges of remote doctoral supervision.

The guide shares the benefits of online supervising, outlines the issues and challenges for supervisors and candidates, and suggests strategies and practices for supervisors to consider when working with candidates engaged in research at a distance.

Authored by three leading experts in the field of research supervision: Swapna Kumar — Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida — Vijay Kumar — Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand – and Stan Taylor — Honorary Professor in the School of Education, University of Durham, the guide is not intended just for present circumstances where campuses are locked down because of the Covid-19 virus, but more generally for situations where candidates engage in research at geographical distance from the institution, or in programs that involve online components.


To be cited as: Kumar, S., Kumar, V. & Taylor, S. (2020) A Guide to Online Supervision. UK Council for Graduate Education. Retrieved from:‑Guide-to-Online-Supervision-Kumar-Kumar-Taylor-UK-Council-for-Graduate-Education.pdf


The UKCGE would like to thank the authors for producing this guide.