By taking a GEMS student into one’s lab, the Thesis Advisor accepts responsibilities in addition to supervising thesis research, which is the primary role of the Thesis Advisor. Expectations for Thesis advisors include:
- Provide financial support for the student, including stipend and fees.
- Provide guidance to ensure that the student completes the Preliminary Exam before the beginning of the third year and Thesis Defense by the fifth year.
- Participate in annual Thesis Committee meetings for student beginning in third year.
- Conduct scheduled review with the student and formal evaluations on progress toward Thesis Dissertation (twice a year) and student’s Individual Development Plan (IDP; once a year).