Project & thesis supervision course

The course focuses on how faculty provide project and thesis supervision in practice. The course presents and discusses the phases, issues and roles involved in project and thesis supervision. Group wise, participants will apply the presented theory to their own practices and reflect on this. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on how they might continue to improve and develop as supervisors in an academic context. The course also touches upon legislation and regulations around master thesis projects.

Time and place
18 May 2018, room 3A20, from 10:00-14:00

Sign up to learning consultant Annelise Agertoft,, at the latest 14 May 2018

Course topics
  • Quick overview of legislation and ITU's supervision regulations for master thesis - + learning outcomes for MSc Thesis
  • Quick overview of student-supervisor-matchmaking methods at ITU for master thesis
  • Discussion of phases and issues related to supervision
  • Introduction to four different supervisor roles (situated perspectives)
  • Group work based on participants’ own experiences regarding supervision

Please find the readings in learnIT

Readings and Additional readings
  • Wichmann-Hansen and Wirenfeldt Jensen (2015): Supervision - Process management and communication. In: Rienecker et al (2015): University teaching and learning
  • Jørgensen and Rienecker (2015): Text in supervision and supervision in text. In: Rienecker et al (2015): University teaching and learning

Course organisers
Course Manager: Learning consultant Annelise Agertoft, Learning Support
Teachers: Associate Professor Stine Gotved (DD) and Associate Professor Hans-Joachim Backe (DD)

Other info
Lunch is included and coffee and tea will be offered.

A course diploma is issued only to all-day participants. Skype attendance is not an option.

Note: This course is a mandatory module on the Teacher Development Programme for assistant professors, but all other ITU supervisors are welcome. However, this course targets relatively inexperienced supervisors. We recommend Peer Pilot Supervision for more experienced supervisors. Contact learning consultant Annelise Agertoft, for more information on this topic.

Intended leaning outcomes

After the project & thesis supervision course, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe key concepts related to project and thesis supervision
  • Analyze and compare supervisor roles
  • Begin to apply regulations and theoretical concepts in their own supervision of projects and thesis