Student Expectations

School of Engineering Shared Expectations

Communication and meetings:

  1. What is the best way/technology to get a hold of each other? What is the appropriate timeframe to expect a response?
  2. When do you plan to meet (be as specific as you can), is an agenda required, how long will the meeting be?

Student’s role on project: Describe student’s primary area(s) of responsibility and expectations (e.g., reading peer-reviewed literature, in-lab working hours, etc.).

  1. Develop an agreed upon work schedule and a process of discussing and approving additional hours or absences (e.g., sick, vacation, etc.)

Health and well-being: Share the expectation that students consider and plan for their health and wellbeing during the program, connect graduate students with opportunities to socialize with other students and faculty, set an expectation that we look out for one another at UConn, and share campus resources for supporting student health and wellness (e.g. Red Folder).

Participation in group meetings (if relevant): Student will participate in the following ongoing research group meetings. What does this participation look like?

Tentative papers on which student will be an author or coauthor: Discuss disciplinary norms around authorship; list the papers and the likely order of student’s authorship, e.g., first, second, etc.

Opportunities for feedback: In what form and how often can the student expect to receive feedback regarding overall progress, research activities, etc.? How much time is needed by the mentor to provide feedback on written work, such as chapter and publication drafts?

Professional meeting(s) that the student will attend and dates: What funding is available to attend these meetings