Graduate Student Handbook

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Process for Grievances between Student and Adviser

The SNR Graduate Committee recommends that if there are issues with an adviser, the following process be used to resolve the issues (documenting each step):

  1. Speak with the adviser about the issue.
  2. If there is no resolution, then approach other members of the supervisory committee.
  3. If there is still no resolution with that meeting, schedule a meeting with the SNR Graduate Committee. The meeting will include: the advisee, the adviser and available SNR Graduate Committee members. The Committee will recommend how to have the advisee and adviser work together to work the issue out.
  4. If the outcome of that meeting is still not satisfactory, the student should meet with the SNR Director.