BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ANNUAL PHD STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT
Annually, students must meet with their faculty advisor to discuss their progress in the Ph.D. program. Before meeting with their advisor, all students must complete this document and an individual development plan (IDP Students should bring copies of these items, their current CV, and their transcript to their meeting with their advisor. These documents should guide the annual evaluation process. During the individual meeting, students are encouraged to discuss their advisor's expectations as well as their own expectations for themselves and for their advisor. Open and honest discussions are a valuable component of every mentor/mentee relationship.
Annual Due Date: July 1 Students should send a completed copy of this document (minus portions to be completed by the advisor), the IDP, their CV, and their transcript to the Graduate Advisor when submitting these items to their faculty mentor in advance of their individual meeting; this will serve as confirmation that the student has completed their portion of the report. Student contracts will be delayed if the Annual Progress Report is not turned in by the student on time. After the advisor has reviewed the report with the student but before July 1, the student or their advisor must send the signed copy of the report, which includes a summary of the evaluation and any resolution plans, to the Graduate Advisor. The signature of the advisor on this document confirms the IDP and annual evaluation have been completed.
Committee Meeting Requirement: All students in the 2nd year and beyond must meet with their dissertation committee at least annually. The date of the last committee meeting must be noted on the report. Events such as the qualifying exam and proposal defense may count as satisfying the committee meeting requirement. In the event a full committee meeting cannot be scheduled due to faculty conflicts, students may alternatively meet with at least a majority of their committee members individually and note the dates of these meetings on the progress report.
Individual Development Plan (IDP): All students must complete an IDP annually. Students should send a copy of their completed IDP to the Graduate Advisor when they submit their Annual Report.
Students may use the IDP located at http://myidp.sciencecareers.org. Alternatively, they may use the IDP that is attached to this report or another IDP selected by them and their advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to use annual evaluation meetings to discuss their career plans with their faculty advisor.