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Graduate Advisory Committees

(effective May 7, 2001)

Graduate Advisory Committee Composition

Master's Degree

  1. The core advisory committee of Master's degree students must consist of three approved University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members. Faculty participating above this number are considered additional committee members. Committee membership must be approved by the home department, Unit Dean, and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  2. Retired and/or Emeritus faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks who have an association with the home department may serve on Master's advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department.
  3. Faculty from other universities and other professionals who are not employed by University of Alaska Fairbanks may serve as either core or additional committee members on Master's advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department. They may not serve as the chair of an advisory committee, but may serve as the co-chair. A copy of their CV should be submitted with the Appointment of Graduate Advisory Committee Form.

Doctoral Degree

  1. The core advisory committee of Doctoral degree students must consist of four approved University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members. Faculty participating above this number are considered additional committee members. Committee membership must be approved by the home department, Unit Dean, and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  2. For interdisciplinary students, at least one member must be from a Ph.D. granting department.
  3. Retired and/or Emeritus faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks who have an association with the home department may serve on Doctoral advisory committees, upon expressed approval by the home department.
  4. Faculty from other universities and other professionals who are not employed by University of Alaska Fairbanks may serve as either core or additional committee members on doctoral advisory committees (all must have a Ph.D. or equivalent), upon expressed approval by the home department. They may not serve as the chair of an advisory committee, but may serve as the co-chair. A copy of their CV should be submitted with the Appointment of Graduate Advisory Committee Form.

Note: Guidelines for Intercampus Collaboration on Ph.D. Studies - Committee membership

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Faculty Resource: Mentoring Graduate Students

Presentation and notes from “mentoring graduate students” luncheon

On November 19, 2013 the Graduate School and Office of Faculty Development hosted a faculty luncheon especially for new faculty to discuss experiences and paths to success in mentoring graduate students. The discussion was led by a panel comprised of faculty members Mike Koskey, Anupma Prakash, and Barbara Taylor and graduate students Sophie Gilbert and Christina Chu.

For faculty who couldn’t attend and for interested graduate students, the introductory presentations by John Eichelberger, Grad School Dean, and Laura Bender, Grad School Director, as well as notes from the ensuing discussion, can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Graduate School PowerPoint Presentation

Faculty Luncheon Notes "Mentoring Graduate Students"

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