Each student must convene a principal academic advisor and additional committee members, if required by the principal advisor. Identification of a principal adviser and his or her consent to serve as PA is required for admission to multidisciplinary studies. (Note: International cohort students studying under the International Graduate Program for Educators should contact the center's director for more information.)
It is the student's responsibility to initiate and maintain an effective relationship with the advisory committee. Students are encouraged to seek advisement frequently throughout their studies.
Advisement is crucial to the multidisciplinary studies major's success. Students are encouraged to initiate and maintain consistent contact with their principal adviser and committee members throughout their studies. Key points of interactions with the entire advisory committee are:
Advisement is not limited to these interactions. Students are encouraged to view the advisory committee members as resources and to seek their assistance and advisement frequently.
The PA works with the student to select additional graduate faculty members, if required, to serve on his or her advisory committee. The entire program advisory committee approves the student's plan of study (candidacy application) and the thesis or project, and attests to the student's successful completion of the approved coursework (graduation application approval).
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