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Capacity building focuses on strengthening performance and identifying opportunities for improvement to increase the impact of our research.

Researchers at Bond University have many opportunities to develop their professional capability; access new networks and future collaborations; enhance their career development; increase their leadership potential and improve their career satisfaction.

Researcher Development and Mentoring Scheme

The Researcher Development and Mentoring Scheme at Bond University was launched in 2017 to provide every academic with the opportunity to reach their potential in a culture of research, learning and teaching excellence.

Our innovative Research Development and Mentoring Scheme provides a platform for nurturing the talent of our academics and supporting their career progression. A range of capacity building initiatives provide support and guidance and for researchers at every stage of their career.

The Principal Supervisor Accreditation Program (PSAP) was developed as a new pathway to HDR supervision. As part of Bond University's capacity building initiatives, academics are invited to participate in a series of workshops to increase their capacity and become Principal Supervisors.

Academics who successfully participate in the year-long program, hold appropriate qualifications, and are research active, can then be accredited as a Principal Supervisor and added to the Principal Supervisor register at Bond University.

[email protected] Course Plan 2020 

1Introduction to PSAP25 March 2021 
2Supervising Early Candidature 30 April 2021 
3Understanding HDR Diversity16 July 2021
4Progress and Dealing with Challenges20 August 2021
5Research Career Paths: Supporting Publications and Networks10 September 2021
6Ethics and Research Integrity8 October 2021

Supervising through the final stages and post-submission

Graduation lunch

12 Nov 2021

[email protected] empowers an academic to reach their potential through a supportive relationship network that focuses on collegiality to bring about personal, professional and career development.

Mentoring is a process whereby a more experienced person offers guidance and advice to someone less experienced to assist them to reach their career aspirations. The mentor encourages the mentee to identify their goals and aspirations, then empowers the mentee to pursue and achieve them.

Effective mentoring increases confidence, productivity and success of the mentee and enhances career satisfaction of both mentors and mentees. (Straus, S.E. & Sacket, D.L. (2014). Mentorship in Academic Medicine. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.)

Bond University support mentors and mentees with guidance, social events, and coaching workshops, with support from their Faculty Mentoring Advocates. Participation in the [email protected] program will be recognised as a contribution for the Research Activity report which is used for Performance Development Reviews and Academic Promotions.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) network aims to foster a collegial and collaborative environment where academics from across the university can meet and discuss research ideas related to developing teaching and learning publications. The network is targeted particularly to early-career, mid-career and teaching-focused academics who want to explore potential research ideas and learn from what others are doing.

The SoTL network will launch during the 2021 Learning and Teaching Symposium with a couple of presentations, followed by regular network events. The regular network events for the remainder of 2021 will consist of a presentation by a SoTL expert and an opportunity to pitch teaching and learning related research ideas. A calendar of SoTL network events will be published at the end of June.  

OLT are able to provide support with research design, data collection and data analysis for teaching and learning related action research projects and advise on suitable channels for publication outputs. 

Join the SoTL network here