Annual Evaluation of Student Progress

Purpose

Since 2011 the University Graduate School (UGS) has required this form and process for the annual evaluation of all students enrolled in doctoral programs.

This evaluation lists students’ milestones to date in the program and a description of coursework, research, and professional activities during the previous year (May 1 – April 30). It also provides an assessment of the mentoring that the Major Professor and graduate committee members are providing.

2015 DEADLINES

➢ Annual Evaluation forms due to Dr. Frazier, Director of Graduate Studies, by 5:00pm Friday, May 15, 2015

➢ Annual Evaluation forms due to Dean Donnelly, CAS, Friday, May 22, 2015

➢ Annual Evaluation forms due to UGS, Friday, May 5, 2015

The policy at each level is that late forms will not be processed.

Instructions

Master's Level Students

Doctoral students who have NOT yet filed a D-1 with UGS, that is, those who have not yet formed a dissertation committee, follow these steps:

  • Student fills out sections 1 & 2, and submits form to Major Professor
  • Major Professor review sections 1 & 2; fills out sections 3 & 4; and signs form
  • Completed form is turned in to Dr. Leslie Frazier, Director of Graduate Studies, for review and signature. Dr. Frazier must receive the form 2 weeks before the UGS deadline
  • The form then goes to the College for Dean Donnelly's signature. Dean Donnelly's deadline is 1 week prior to the UGS deadline
  • Finally, the form goes to UGS for the Dean Reddi's signature

Students are expected to meet with their Major Professor and candidly discuss progress for the previous year and set goals for the coming year. Progress and goals should meet the program, department, and professional development aspirations for the student. This is not meant to be an exercise of gathering signatures.

Doctoral candidates

Doctoral students who have a D-1 on file with UGS are required to schedule and hold a meeting of all members of the dissertation committee.

  • Student fills out sections 1 & 2, and submits form to Major Professor
  • Committee meeting must be held to discuss student's progress. All members of the committee (both internal and outside members) must be physically present and engaged. At the committee meeting, the Major Professor and committee members are required to review sections 1 & 2 and fill out sections 3, 4, & 5. Once the progress and goals are established all members of the committee including the Major Professor and student must sign.
  • Completed form is turned in to Dr. Leslie Frazier, Director of Graduate Studies, for review and signature. Dr. Frazier must receive the form 2 weeks before the UGS deadline
  • The form then goes to the College for Dean Donnelly's signature. Dean Donnelly's deadline is 1 week prior to the UGS deadline
  • Finally, the form goes to UGS for the Associate Dean's signature

Students' Responsibilities

Students, it is your responsibility to inform potential committee members, or communicate with them now, about their responsibilities as doctoral dissertation committee members, including being engaged and involved in mentoring throughout the dissertation process and being physically present for the annual evaluation committee meeting each year.

Students, your signatures on these forms signifies that the information on the form is a true representation of your progress and status and that you agree to the goals set for you.

Each Doctoral training program has developed a set of rubrics to guide the annual expectations for students' performance each year. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with these rubrics and their program's expectations for performance.

All students in the PhD program must maintain satisfactory progress towards the degree, as assessed through the annual evaluation process. Failure to meet established annual expectations, completion of coursework, timetables for forming a Thesis/Dissertation Committee, completing required Qualifying and Candidacy Exams/requirements, formulating an acceptable FIU Psychology Thesis/Dissertation proposal, and completing Thesis/Dissertation research all constitute unsatisfactory progress towards the degree. Students who fail to maintain satisfactory progress towards the degree may be subject to loss of financial aid and dismissal from the program.