Chemistry Graduate Program

Research Advisory Committee

When each student chooses a research director they will together decide upon an advisory committee, commonly the faculty with similar research interests, which will ensure that each student pursues his or her graduate education in the most expedi-tious manner and in line with the student's research interests and career plans. The faculty of the research advisory committee must meet with the student at least once each year to review the student's progress. The results of this meeting must be reported to the Graduate Affairs Administrator and to the student prior to the end of the Spring semester each year.

Research Advisory Committee Selection Form

 The student’s research advisory committee should complete the form below at least once a year to review the student’s progress in research. The results of this meeting must be reported to the Graduate Affairs Administrator and to the student prior to the end of the spring semester each year.

 Research Advisory Committee Meeting Report

Immediately after each student in the Ph.D. program passes his/her oral comprehensive examination, the student must meet with their Research Advisory Committee to determine the student’s progress in research and to estimate an approximate date for the completion of the dissertation.  If research progress is found to be inadequate, the committee will advise the student what needs to be done to enhance progress to a satisfactory level. The student’s research advisor is required to report the results of this meeting to the student and to the Graduate Affairs Administrator.

The committee will reevaluate these recommendations during the students’ required yearly meeting with the committee.  Additional meetings are left to the discretion of the committee.


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