Guidelines for Advisor-Graduate Student Interactions in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Advising graduate students is a critical part of our job as faculty, and it can be a transformative experience for both students and advisors. After all, graduate education is research-focused and consists of one-on-one experiences between mentor and mentee. These experiences strongly affect both the advisor and student and often define the experience.
This section provides a list of best practices that codifies the expectations we have for EAS faculty and graduate students. These guidelines are meant to move the EAS department toward an open culture of advising with the intention of maintaining a high standard of interactions between advisors and students. The advisor/student relationship is unique, and some of these practices will be more relevant than others.