- Faculty and Graduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
- Shaping the Professional Writing Skills of Graduate Students
- Graduate Faculty Norms and Expectations within Graduate Education
- Comprehensive Exams
- Advising Graduate Students with Competence Problems
- Dissertation: readers, the oral defense, graduate committee
- Dealing with Difficult Graduate Students
Faculty and Graduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Notes from CEHS faculty discussion include reasonable steps for ensuring that graduate students understand their rights and responsibilities
Departments can play a stronger role in educating faculty and incoming students about their rights and responsibilities.
- Programs need clear guidelines for programs of study, including expectations for students and advisors.
- Departments need more structured standards for how faculty manage program milestones (e.g. comprehensive exams).
- Faculty need guidelines for managing student-advisor conflicts.
- Departments should communicate norms for student-faculty boundaries.
- Some departments host an “Intro to a doctoral program” seminar to help prepare incoming students.
Advisors can play a stronger role in preparing graduate students
- Advisors need to understand student rights and convey them to incoming students.
- Advisors need clarify student-faculty boundaries with incoming students (e.g. gift giving).
- Advisors need to educate their students about authorship and how decisions regarding authorship are decided.
- New faculty should be prepared to discuss issues regarding student rights with their students.
- Department faculty orientations
- College-wide faculty discussions
- Faculty mentoring
- Is there a need for a college-wide student organization with representatives from each department?