It is the responsibility of the scholar to track their progress towards the PhD. Annual report and milestone requirements will assist you in this process. If you don’t know where you stand—ask!
Scholars should obtain signatures on the Annual Committee Evaluation during an in-person meeting scheduled on or before April 30th each year. First year scholars are only required to submit the signature of their P.I.
The annual meeting can be scheduled at any time, but it cannot be scheduled earlier than any required in-person meetings for annual milestones (Second Year Qualifying Exam, etc.) The meeting may take place at the same time as the evaluation of milestones with the permission of the committee.
In addition to a discussion of milestone requirements completed in a given year, scholars should be prepared to discuss the following:
- What did you accomplish this year?
- Where are your future plans and goals?