Strategic Direction 4 – Objective 1

Key Priority 2, Strategic Direction 4

Strategic Direction 4: Achieve excellent quality graduate student and postdoctoral research.

Expectations at Graduation

By September 2016, each division develops a set of expectations for publications and other products expected at the time of graduation or departure.

Accountable: division graduate advisors.




Graduation Day

Graduation Day Photo


  1. By the time of graduation, 100% of Ph.D. students submit at least one first-author research paper to a peer-reviewed journal in the discipline.
  2. All postdoctoral fellows publish at least one paper per year.
  3. Postdoctoral fellows are given opportunities to initiate independent work in preparation for the next career step.