Graduate Student Guidelines and Policies
2016-17 Chemistry Department Guidelines for Graduate Students
All rules, policies, etc. described in this document supersede those from previous versions.
Yearly Graduate Student Evaluations
All graduate students will be given a brief annual review by their preceptor, using an
evaluation form supplied by the Chemistry Program, by the end of July for each year of
enrollment. Your faculty preceptor will be prompted at the end of May by the Graduate
Student office staff of the need to respond to this requirement in a timely manner;
nevertheless, it is the student's responsibility to acquire this form, present it to their
preceptor and/or set up a meeting with their preceptor to complete the evaluation
jointly, and return the completed form to the Graduate Student office.
Following the review, the preceptor and the student must sign the form. The signed form
must be turned into the Graduate Office by July 28, 2017.
5th Year and Beyond PhD Requirement
Beginning Fall 2015, The 5th Year and Beyond requirement was designed to give the student, his/her mentor, and the other PhD committee members an opportunity to define a mutually agreeable exit strategy for the student.
All graduate students entering their 5th year in residence will be required to meet with their advisor to discuss their exit from the program. To complete this requirement, please submit the 5th Year and Beyond Agreement Form.
The option for the student and advisor to convene a meeting with the entire PhD Committee is also available. Should this be the avenue chosen, please submit the 5th Year and Beyond Committee Meeting Form.
This requirement should be completed during the first semester of a student's fifth year in residence, except if the student has already scheduled their defense to be held by the end of the 1st semester of the student's fifth year. In addition, each graduate student will be required to convene a similar meeting with their committee every subsequent year until they have a final defense date scheduled.
Student should submit either the 5th Year and Beyond Agreement Form or the 5th Year and Beyond Committee Meeting form by December 1, 2017.