As approved by Senate in September 2003, it is a mandatory policy that all graduate students are to complete a series of three Graduate Student Research Progress Tracking Forms during each year in which they are a registered student in a Graduate-level Thesis or Research Program with the university.
The forms, along with the policies relating to their completion, can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
In compliance with this policy, all students are advised that they must meet with their supervisors at the beginning of each academic year to complete and submit to the Department a 'Graduate Student Research Objectives Report Form.' This report is to be submitted no later than the 30th of September of each year.*
At the end of the academic year, the student and their supervisor must meet again to review the student's progress in achieving the objectives set out in the previous form and complete the two remaining forms, the 'Graduate Student Research Progress Record' and 'Graduate Student Research Progress Report Form,' which are also to be submitted to the Department. These reports are due by June 1st of each year. *
Each of these three forms are to be signed by the student and their supervisor. Copies should be kept by both parties while the original forms are to be kept in each student's file with the Department. Forms are to be submitted to your respective Graduate Program Advisor/Coordinator.
In the event that a student may not be progressing according to the objectives set out in the 'Graduate Student Research Objectives Report Form,' interim meetings should be held to review any issues that have arisen.
* Please note: Certain programs require separate program-specific Annual/Progress Reports that are to be completed by the student and their supervisor that may be required in addition to or in place of the provided Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies forms above. As well, deadline dates for submission may vary by program. Please be sure to verify your program's specific requirements so as to be in compliance with their particular policies.