The University requires each student to meet with the Thesis Advisory Committee at least annually. To aid in this evaluation process, the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office provides a form that needs to be filed out each year by the student, mentor and committee members. This form is available on-line. Completion of this form each year is a necessary condition for continued stipend support.
As stated in Section III.C, first-year students are not required to have a thesis advisory committee meeting, but are required to meet with the Program Director by June 15. Thereafter, students should meet with their Thesis Advisory Committee at least once per year. Ideally, in years 2-4, a meeting with the Thesis Advisory Committee should occur during the same week as the student’s TOX558 seminar. For students in years five and above, this annual meeting should be held before June 1. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule these meetings, download the form, and fill in the student portions of the form before electronically sharing a copy with faculty. The mentor and thesis advisory committee members will complete the faculty portion of the form after the meeting. After receiving approval of the content from all committee members, the form will be electronically submitted, as per the detailed instructions provided on the form.