Advising Structure and Mentoring

The (Interim) Major Professor and the Wing Graduate Adviser hold the primary responsibility for advising and mentoring graduate students. All entering students are assigned an (interim) major professor, usually one working in the student’s area of interest. The Graduate Program Coordinator is a further advising resource. The student formally selects the Major Professor by October 1 of the second year of study, again with the approval of the Graduate Adviser (Wing Chair). Faculty mentors are expected to follow the Office of Graduate Studies Mentorship Guidelines and the Principles of Community.