Guidelines on Collaboration in Existing Ph.D. Programs
In some cases, cooperative programs using specific courses from other universities may be developed before the student has been admitted to a graduate program at UAF.
Part of the application process must include an approved Graduate Study Plan (GSP) that includes the cooperative program.
The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester credits in residence at UAF, in addition to thesis and research.
The following guidelines are for collaborative Ph.D. graduate studies across all UA academic units:
1. There shall be at least four faculty members on the graduate advisory committee for each UAF Ph.D. student. At least two committee members shall be UAF faculty. One of the UAF committee members must be on a tenure-track appointment in a Ph.D. granting department. The committee shall be chaired or co-chaired by a UAF faculty.
2. The graduate advisory committee and its chair and/or co-chairs must be approved by the program director and the graduate dean.
3. UAF rules and regulations on graduate studies shall apply to all UAF graduate students, including those concurrently enrolled at UAA and UAS.
4. The graduate advisory committee must meet at least once a year to update the Graduate Study Plan and to review the student's progress toward the degree. The annual progress report must be signed by all committee members and submitted to the UAF graduate dean.
5. A comprehensive exam committee composed of the student's advisory committee and an additional member, if appointed by the graduate dean, will administer the Ph.D. comprehensive exam for each student.
6. The Ph.D. thesis defense is to be conducted on the UAF campus.