Academic Review Process

Next review date: TBD.

Since Fall 2002, the Graduate Committee of the College of Computer and Information Science has adopted a procedure for reviewing all current Ph.D. students. The review process is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty members.


To identify at-risk students early in their career, and to provide advisors or other faculty members the opportunity to intervene and to improve the performance of these at-risk students.

Criteria for Review

The review will cover each student’s career to date, including:

• Academic standing: GPA, etc.
• Performance as RA, TA, etc., including communication skill.
• Progress on requirements(courses, research paper, thesis proposal, etc.). • Progress on his or her research.

Result of Review

The result of the evaluation is classified as:

• Satisfactory – The student is progressing according to expectation.
• Marginal – Weakness in the student’s progress has been identified. The student and his/her advisor should address the weakness before the next Review.
• Unsatisfactory – The student’s progress is problematic and should be addressed immediately.

Individual recommendations may also be provided to the students to help guiding their future progress.

Student’s Responsibility before the Review

• If a student has recently switched her advisor/mentor, she should notify the Graduate School.
• If a student has not recently been in touch with her advisor or mentor, she may wish to take this opportunity to make him/her familiar with her current activities and progress, and with any special circumstances that the Graduate Committee should be aware of.