Stanford has Faculty Directors of Graduate Studies who take primary responsibility for overseeing graduate degree requirements, students' progress towards degree, and other academic issues.
May 2018 Meeting
Our discussion focused on the implementation of new graduate academic policies, which were approved by the Faculty Senate in April 2018. Resources and information to guide discussions at the department and program level were shared and can be downloaded below:
Establishing Advising Expectations (see GAP 3.3 Academic Advising)
- Discuss the university's Policies & Practices for Advising Relationships and Guidelines for Advising Relationships Between Faculty and Graduate Students with your colleagues and students
- Use the Guiding Questions for Department & Program Discussions and Promising Practices in Graduate Advising developed by the Committee on Graduate Studies
- Consider adopting an annual review or individual development plan process, using the Biosciences Year 1 Form (read more here) or this customizable Annual Doctoral Student Degree and Career Progress Meeting Worksheet
These and more resources are also available on the Advising & Mentoring webpages.
- Explore selected Graduate Admissions & GRE Information resources and use these Questions for GRE Discussions (developed by the School of Humanities & Science) as you discuss your department's application requirements
- Apply for SCORE Academic Innovation Funds for faculty-led projects in your department - inquiries are welcome anytime! (download list of SCORE projects)
- Refer to these DGS FAQs and these Problem Solving & Crisis Intervention resources to support your students
- Learn more about the university's May 2018 long-range planing update, Our Vision, and consider implications for graduate education
Please contact email@example.com if you have any comments or questions or would like to request any VPGE materials.