The advisor requests from the Graduate Studies Committee any exceptions or variances from regular degree requirements originating from the student, the advisor, or the G&E Committee. A.3 A.3.1 Upon entering the program, the student and the G&E Committee will develop a plan of specific courses and research activities appropriate to the student’s area of interest and specific research topic, and progress toward fulfillment of those plans will be reviewed at each G&E committee meeting.A.3.2 Students admitted with formally-identified coursework deficiencies must file a plan for removal of those deficiencies upon arrival for graduate work and remove the deficiencies during the first year. In some cases, it may be permissible, by petition to the Graduate Studies Committee, to complete deficiency coursework later than the first two semesters. Certain specialty groups within the department impose additional requirements on degree candidates (a student should consult the advisor about any such requirements). While many of the Graduate School requirements are contained herein, certain topics (admissions and thesis format for example) are not discussed here. This document includes all departmental requirements and many of the relevant requirements of the Graduate School. degrees set forth in the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate School Academic Guidelines.In particular, the G&E Committee evaluates student research to verify that the student is making satisfactory progress. Research progress is monitored and evaluated by the student’s main Advisor in conjunction with the G&E Committee.A brief report of required committee meetings should be forwarded by the Committee Chair to the Department Graduate Secretary to be placed in the student’s file. the student’s advisor) has primary responsibility to evaluate student progress in course work to ensure that requirements are met in a timely fashion. students, the entire G&E Committee will approve the thesis, and, if asked to do so, will recommend for or against admission to the Geoscience Ph. Research progress is evaluated on two principal criteria: 1) Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and produce scientific results through a productive working relationship with a main Advisor; and 2) Ability to clearly and fairly present scientific research results, both orally and in writing (including at G&E meetings, conference presentations, thesis and dissertation defenses, professional publications, etc.).All incompletes must be removed before a degree can be awarded. W.-Madison graduate level credits (300 or above) is 16 for a Master’s degree and 32 for a Ph. Exceptions to this rule can be granted only by permission from the student’s G&E Committee at a convened meeting of that Committee, except that permission of the Chair of the Committee will suffice for the student’s first semester in residence.A.4.3 There is no restriction on the number of research credits that can be used.
An incomplete that is not removed by the end of that semes ter is considered by the Graduate School to be an unsatisfactory grade. A.4.2 Each student is required to take at least a full 8 credits during each semester (excluding summer sessions) on campus, until he or she has attained Dissertator status (see C.1.8).The second member will be a regular member of the Geoscience faculty (an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with specialty in an area related to the student’s subject of interest.The third member may be a Geoscience faculty member, an affiliated Geoscience faculty member, or a UW-Madison faculty member from outside the department if appropriate, or may be from any of the following categories: Graduate Faculty, Tenure-track faculty from a department without a graduate program, Academic Staff (including emeritus faculty), Visiting Professors, Faculty from other institutions, externally-funded researchers, postdoctoral scholars, or other individuals deemed qualified by the Executive Committee. Actions of the G&E Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee may be appealed to the Department faculty. Satisfactory Progress in the Department of Geoscience There are two main components to satisfactory progress in our graduate program: academic progress and research progress.The dissertation must be formatted according to the guidelines of the Graduate School.Please review the Guide to Preparing Your Doctoral Dissertation.Members of the G&E Committee, including the advisor, may be changed by obtaining agreement of the prospective member (or advisor) and the advisor and notifying the Graduate Studies Committee in writing of the change. students require an expanded G&E Committee for the Assessment and Qualifying Exam, Preliminary Examination and Final Oral/Defense (see specific requirements for Ph. Academic progress is measured through the program of coursework completed and earned grades.A.2.2 Responsibilities of the G&E Committee The G&E Committee provides guidance and assistance to students as they work toward a graduate degree. Academic probation, triggered by a cumulative GPA below 3.0, is handled by the Graduate School, but the GPA is also a consideration in departmental evaluations.Changes herein apply to students who entered the program from Fall 2012 on.A.2 By the start of the first semester, each student will have an Advisor who will select, in consultation with the student, additional members of the Guidance and Evaluation (G&E) committee.Additionally, the Foster Full-time MBA Program also boasts one of the highest job placement rates in the country.The Dissertation Defense is a formal, oral presentation based on your original, independent research.