Guidelines and Best Practices for Students and Examiners

Guidelines and Best Practices for Students and Examiners. The aim of the linked document (available here) is to set out some guidelines to help ensure that the expectations of students and examiners are mutually aligned with what the Rhetoric Department considers to be best practices for various milestones in the graduate program and with the requirements of the Graduate Division. The sections address: the assignment of GSIships; the foreign language examination; the QE exams (written and oral); the dissertation prospectus; and the doctoral dissertation. This document should be read alongside our Program Guidelines and Timeline, to which it serves as an informal supplement and FAQ. If you need clarification or have suggestions, please contact the Head Graduate Adviser (HGA) or the Graduate Student Affairs Officer (GSAO).