Facilitator: Prof Eli Bitzer is Professor Emeritus in higher education studies and a past director of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has been a study leader to 92 master’s and doctoral graduates and contributed over 90 articles to scholarly journals and chapters to academic books. He also chaired four international conferences on postgraduate supervision and published widely on the topic. Prof Bitzer facilitates workshops on doctoral education and supervision and has a keen interest in promoting the quality of higher education in South Africa.


Target Group: Both novice and experienced supervisors who want to improve the supervision process with their students. Honours, Masters and PhD level supervision - RD particularly wishes to encourage all new academics/research supervisors to attend.


The following topics will be covered:

  • The ‘bigger picture’ of supervision
  • Supervision practices
  • Supervising the conceptual framework and providing constructive feedback to students’ work
  • Assessing senior degree work
  • ‘Other’ important tasks of supervisors

The workshop will be accompanied by an electronic booklet on some of the information related to the five topics above, as well as an extensive list of relevant literature sources for supervisors to consult.


Pre-workshop Requirements: In addition to completing the online registration form, interested participants are also required to download, complete and submit the Participant Information Sheet to Jadine.Januarie@mandela.ac.za by close of business Thursday, 23 March 2023.


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

30-31 March 2023

- Day 1 09h00-15h30
- Day 2 09h00-13h00

To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 25 participants.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie