Graduate Faculty Advisors Toolkit

Each academic program will have faculty members who serve as Graduate Faculty Advisors.  The primary responsibilities of a Graduate Faculty Advisor should include the following:

  1. Be a source of academic information for your graduate students
  2. Provide assistance with details in determining the plan of study
  3. Be proficient in inputting, managing, and approving forms in gradpath as needed to assure smooth progression to final degree
  4. Provide regular, timely input to your students to determine academic progress

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Resource Links:


Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend:  On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

Guidelines for Good Practice in Graduate Education:  Mentoring (University of Washington)

Best Practices

Council of Graduate Schools:  Lesson Five- Monitoring Graduate Student Progress

Duke Graduate School:  Best Practices

Ohio State University Graduate School:  Graduate School Handbook

Michigan State University: Advisor/Student and Research Integrity Guidelines

Best Practices in Yale Graduate Programs

The Chronicle:  Best Practices for Advising Graduate Assistants

The Commission on Pathways through Graduate School and Into Careers

Hiring Graduate Assistants/Associates resources

University of Arizona Graduate Assistant Manual

Financial Aid: Frequently Asked Questions for Graduate Students

Last updated 14 Oct 2016