Chapter Meetings

The satisfactory progress of doctoral students is assessed annually on the basis of academic performance, including the timely completion of all language examinations and all certifying and comprehensive examinations and thesis requirements, grades, and performance in any required teaching or research apprenticeship.

In addition, beginning in the semester after defending their prospectus, students will meet once each semester with their sponsor(s) and at least one other member of their internal committee to review and discuss a new dissertation chapter. Four weeks before the scheduled meeting, students should distribute to the faculty a completed draft of the chapter on which they are then working, so that faculty may provide constructive feedback at the meeting. Students or faculty who are not physically on campus in a given semester should use video conferencing to participate.