The Contemporary Research Degree: Whose project is it anyway?
Research training in Australia has undergone a radical shift recently, with a review by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) proposing increased “end user” engagement, student internships and the promoting and auditing of transferrable skills.
Are we feeling any effects of this yet? How have universities, supervisors and students responded? Have creative arts and practice-based research degrees changed their purpose, content or form? And how much “end user” engagement is now being embedded in the degree or its outcomes?
In this edition of NiTRO, which has been co-edited by DDCA Board member Professor Craig Batty, we reflect on the contemporary research degree and offer insights into current and future practices for the Creative Arts.
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