Phd Student Advising
The coursework period
During this period questions about courses, regulations, procedures and options tend to predominate and the Associate Dean is in the best position to provide appropriate advice. If students wish to discuss substantive issues in a subject or research area, they should feel free to approach any member of faculty or staff who they think might be helpful.
The comprehensive requirement period - academic terms
Once a comprehensive committee has been formed the advisor of that committee will be most appropriate as the primary advisor for the comprehensive paper. The Associate Dean continues to be most appropriate to consult with on questions of policy and procedure.
The candidacy period - time between completion of comprehensive and completion of dissertation.
During this period the dissertation advisor is the key person to provide appropriate advice pertaining to the dissertation. The Associate Dean continues to be most appropriate to consult on questions of policy and procedure.