Guidelines for Academic Probation and Dismissal from the Ph.D. program of the Economics Department.
The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) may put a student on academic probation for the reasons listed below. If the transgression is severe or if the student does not correct his/her behavior, the DGS may remove the student from the program with the consent of the chairman or - in his absence - his deputy or acting deputy. The student cannot be removed from the program if the DGS and the chair (or the deputy chair) disagree.
The procedures and regulations of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) supersede the regulations of the Economics department. Therefore no part of this document can be used as a justification for an exception to the regulations of the GSAS.
- Absent permission from the DGS, students are required to take the core courses in the first year.
- The student has to submit a thesis proposal and form a dissertation committee by the end of the third year of graduate school.
- Absent permission from the DGS, students are required to attend seminars and reading groups in their field of research, even after they finished their coursework.
- Departmental regulations require students to submit proposals and research papers are various stages of the program. When the department sees a need to change these requirements, it will notify the students by email and give them enough time to prepare for the changes.
- The student has to become familiar with the cultural expectations regarding contact with undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty as well.
- The student is required to participate in all the classes and seminars the department deems necessary for his/her training as a TA and future teacher.
- A TA or RA, the student has to coordinate with his/her faculty member to benefit from the learning experience of all aspects of the teaching process.
- When working on his/her thesis, the student has to report to his/her main advisor on a regular basis, at minimum once a month. It is the duty of the student to contact his/her advisor.
- With the consent of his/her main advisor, the DGS may put a student on academic probation or remove him/her from the program for a lack of effort in pursuing his/her thesis. Removal of the student is only possible with the consent of the chairman or - in his absence - his deputy or acting deputy. The student cannot be removed from the program if the DGS and the chair (or the deputy chair) disagree.