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Annual Evaluations

Annual Evaluations

The TBS Program has a responsibility to keep track of its students and to determine that they are making progress in their graduate training. This review is done using an annual evaluation form  as follows:

First year students will receive written evaluations from each of their three Lab Rotation advisors. These will serve as the evaluations within the first year of training.

Starting in the second year, the student's dissertation committee must meet at least annually to review the student's progress. Therefore, at the end of each academic year, the committee must meet, review and evaluate progress, and submit an annual evaluation report form to the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Students. Submission instructions are included on the form. The student's pre-qualifying meeting or qualifying exam fulfills the requirement for the annual meeting as long as it takes place near the end of the academic year. The annual evaluation form must be completed by the committee in this situation.

To be in good standing for any academic year, a student's committee must have met and reviewed progress during the preceding year. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their committee meets and completes the annual evaluation process no later than July 1 of each year.

Important Dates

  • June 15: Exam or thesis committees must have met and reviews student progress
  • July 1: Research mentor must have sent the complete Annual Evaluation form to the Program Coordinator and Program Director.