Neuroscience Theme students must meet these markers with their committee progression:

  • Set up committee - no later than January of 2nd year
    With your mentor, invite at least 4 faculty to serve on your committee. One member must have expertise outside the student's area of research.
  • Have first committee meeting - no later than April of 2nd year
  • At the first committee meeting, the members must decide who will be Chair of the committee. The only restriction is, if the mentor is selected as chair, the mentor cannot serve as chair during the QE or the final defense.
  • After the first meeting, the student must
    > complete the Graduate Student Committee Form
    > print out a copy for the theme director to sign
    > provide a copy to the theme manager
    > take a copy of the completed form to the Graduate School
  • After initial meeting in 2nd year (for our purposes, years are counted August-July):
    ≥ must meet once a year during years 3-4
    ≥ beginning in year 5, student must have a meeting every 6 months
  • Failure to have these meetings as expected may result in holds being placed on registration


Beginning in Fall 2016, new requirements are in place for committee meetings:

  • Student and Mentor must complete committee meeting minutes form (1 for each) and bring the forms to the meeting
  • The student is expected to bring along an updated copy of the theme checklist, with copies for each member (including the theme director)
  • Committee meeting minutes forms are to be scanned and emailed to the theme manager, along with a copy of the checklist, no later than 1 week after the meeting
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    The Forms:
    1-Committee Meeting Minutes Form for Student
    2-Committee Meeting Minutes Form for Mentor
    3-Neuroscience Theme Checklist
         Use this form if you entered the program Fall 2015 and after (example)
         Use this form if you entered the program prior to Fall 2015 (example)