Doctoral Student Yearly Review

The Doctoral Student Yearly Review (DSYR) formalizes what should be an ongoing conversation between you and your adviser about your progress toward degree. Each year you will be asked to reflect on your major accomplishments and set new goals for the year ahead. SMART goals—i.e., goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound—are most helpful in planning a successful year. (Please refer to the SMART Goals document for guidance). The DSYR will also ask you to project the dates for your qualifying exam, the formation of your doctoral committee, candidacy exam, and expected graduation. You and your adviser should meet to discuss your progress, goals, and degree schedule, using the DSYR as a guide. Submit your completed DSYR to the Office of Graduate Education by the deadline announced each year.

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