Each student’s academic progress will be reviewed annually by the Executive Committee. This evaluation will include a short interview/discussion with each student in the presence of all the members of the Executive Committee.
The interview will focus on discussions of student progress in completing the necessary core and elective courses/seminars and on progress in completing proposed thesis research. Discussion on the research project will not focus on content but rather on progress in meeting timelines of experimentation, data accumulation, analysis and thesis writing. Student knowledge and progress in scientific content of projects will be reviewed by the qualifying examination committee.