Faculty Mentor Assignments by Cohort

Each student will be assigned to a faculty mentor who will serve in that capacity until the student selects a dissertation chair.

  1. Each member of the Graduate Group faculty shall be available to serve as a faculty mentor.
  2. Normally, no more than two incoming graduate students will be assigned to any one faculty member or mentor.
  3. Faculty mentors may be changed upon request to the Director by the student or a faculty member.
  4. As a student’s research interests become clearly defined, a faculty member other than the faculty mentor may assume the role of dissertation chair.
  5. A faculty member will be limited to chairing no more than three student dissertation committees and mentoring no more than two registered students in one cohort at one time. A faculty member can petition the Executive Committee for a waiver of this limit.