If you don’t meet the requirements of your CASP by the end of your CASP period, you’ll be referred to your College for review.
During a College review your College will look at all documentation related to your candidature and progress. This includes your milestone documentation, CASPs and supervisory meeting minutes. They’ll decide if you’ve been given the support you needed. In some circumstances, the College may ask you to attend a confidential meeting as a part of this review process.
If your College decides you haven’t been provided with appropriate support, they’ll recommend a further period of action and support.
If your College decides you’ve been provided with appropriate support, they’ll recommend you to attend a Research Candidate Progress Committee (RCPC) meeting to discuss your progress further.
Research Candidate Progress Committee (RCPC)
If you are referred to RCPC, your College will invite you to attend a RCPC meeting to discuss your progress.
These meetings are convened by your College. The committee includes a Chair (from your College), your HDR DA and an independent academic (a senior academic from another school in your College – usually another HDR DA). Your College will also invite others to attend the RCPC meeting (including your supervisors and sometimes the School of Graduate Research). However, they don’t form part of the committee.
We encourage you to bring a support person with you to your RCPC meeting.
To prepare for the meeting:
The RCPC will make a recommendation to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Training and Development (ADVC RT&D) within 5 working days of your meeting. The possible recommendations are:
- To provide an additional period of action and support
- To terminate candidature and cancel enrolment