The success of every graduate student in EAS depends on the individual effort of the student, and the effectiveness of the student-advisor partnership. To ensure that student-advisor interactions are as productive as possible, EAS provides general guidelines below.
These guidelines embody many of the best mentoring practices used by other institutions and professional societies. They are intended to provide principles for establishing an effective and productive student-advisor relationship that relies on trust, courtesy, clear communications, and shared expectations. These guidelines supplement the IU Student Code, which addresses primarily formal academic matters, by attending to the faculty’s role in the student’s research process.