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3.3.2 Academic Advising: Implementation

Last updated on:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1. Minimum Advising Expectations


1. Establishes explicit minimum advising expectations for students and faculty. Department 
2. Posts current advising expectations annually in Stanford Bulletin under degree information. Department
 3.  May post in Graduate Handbook and department website. Department


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2. Ongoing Advising

(See also Guidelines for Good Practices in the Graduate Student - Faculty Advisor Relationship.)

1. Assigns each incoming graduate student to an appropriate advisor or helps each student select an advisor by the start of his or her first term. Department 
2. Familiarizes him or herself with and follows departmental procedures for identifying dissertation advisors, orals and reading committee members, including appropriate forms (see GAP Chapter 4). Student
3. Monitors the ongoing health of the student-advisor relationship and provides support for conflict resolution as needed, including referrals to other university offices.  Department
4.  Records the name of each student’s advisor and committee members in PeopleSoft. Department
5.  Carries out advising responsibilities. Advisor


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3. Changing Advisors

1. Completes the Change of Dissertation Adviser or Reading Committee Member (pdf) form, and gathers necessary signatures. Student 
2. Reviews and approves (or denies) the requested changes. Department
 3.  Records the name of the new advisor in PeopleSoft. Department


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