In accordance with McGill University regulations, the department follows a procedure of annual student progress tracking.
During the student assessment meeting, usually held in May, the Department first assesses graduate students’ performance during the preceding year, using criteria pertaining to course work and other degree requirements, research, conferences and publications, as well as departmental involvement (see Appendix A.1). In assessing each student’s academic progress, the Department completes a form. Students are also invited to assess themselves, using the same form. The form is shown in Appendix A.2.
Subsequent to the Department’s assessment meeting, each student meets with the Graduate Program Director and at least one other faculty member, including the student’s supervisor. During the meeting, the Department’s assessment of the student’s progress will be discussed. In addition, the student, in consultation with the supervisor and the Graduate Program Director, decides on plans and objectives for the upcoming year.
For further information on annual student progress tracking, see http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/policies/tracking/.