Progress Reports

ANNUAL MEETING WITH GRADUATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GAC) Annual Performance Evaluation by Graduate Advisory Committee


To assist in the evaluation of a student’s progress in research, each student must meet annually with his/her Graduate Advisory Committee. This annual evaluation will consist of the following:


1. A written progress report. The report should briefly summarize the goals of the research and the progress made since the previous meeting with the Graduate Advisory Committee. The progress report must be distributed to the members of the Advisory committee at least one week before the scheduled meeting of the committee. In addition, there is a progress report form, which should be filled out each year.  Progress Form 2013 Ver2


2. A research seminar in CM 793. Students in their second, third and fourth year of the Ph.D. program are required to enroll either semester in CM 793 and present a seminar describing their completed research. Students should inform their committee well in advance of the date of their scheduled seminar and strongly encourage members of their Graduate Advisory Committee to attend. Optimally, students should give their written progress to their committee a week prior to their research seminar and a meeting should be scheduled within two weeks after the seminar to clarify questions raised by the progress report and the seminar, and to solicit guidance and suggestions from the Graduate Advisory Committee concerning goals, methods, and evaluation of the research. The Graduate Advisory Committee members will sign an evaluation form for the students file.