By September 2016, document a system that enables graduate students to develop individualized curricula consistent with programmatic expectations and that ensures an appropriate timeline of progress.
Accountable: principal investigators/mentors, division graduate advisors.
- Within six months of matriculation, each first-year graduate student develops a program of study that includes coursework and a calendar for milestones.
- All graduate students meet annually with a committee (division or thesis/dissertation) to discuss both curricular and research progress towards candidacy or degree requirements.
- A system is implemented whereby graduating students conduct an exit interview to give quantifiable feedback on their graduate experience and how it prepared them for the next career step.