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Advising Policies

University policies on advising and the conduct of research, and other policies within these guides, apply to all faculty and the graduate students or postdoctoral scholars they advise.

In addition, to illustrate and augment university policies, departments and programs may establish specific expectations and requirements for academic advising.

Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook: GAP 3.3. Academic Advising

Specifies that all matriculated graduate students must be advised by a faculty member, to be designated within students’ first quarter of enrollment. 

Research Policy Handbook 1. Conduct of Research

Summarizes Stanford's policies and practices related to research, including obligations to students, staff, and sponsors.

Administrative Guide 1.1.1. University Code of Conduct

Specifies that all members of the Stanford community are responsible for sustaining the University’s highest ethical standards and values. 

Stanford Bulletin: Graduate Degrees. Advising and Credentials

Expands on GAP policy noted above, including change of advisor procedures. 

Postdoctoral Scholar Handbook. Right and Responsibilities

Outlines responsibilities of faculty advisors and postdoctoral scholars.

Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars

Describes requirement that faculty advisors and postdoctoral scholars complete annual Individual Development Plans.