New guide explores graduate program practices at Western

New guide explores graduate program practices at WesternThe Western Teaching Support Centre is the pleased to announce the publication of:

Graduate Program Practices at Western University   
by Dr. Gloria Leckie


http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/faculty_programs/pdf/Leckie-GradPractices.pdf

Based on interviews with graduate chairs and faculty in 6 Faculties, the guide catalogues  practices in graduate education, from recruitment through coursework, comprehensive exams, thesis proposals, to placement and tracking. 

Graduate Program Practices is available online as a clickable pdf that allows easy navigation of large amounts of data about graduate program practices at Western with hundreds of examples of what departments do to support their students' progress throughout their degrees. 

See the executive summary for a quick overview of  best practices in action; and the appendix for templates, forms,  and  examples of thesis completion guidelines, progression time-lines or professional development sessions in a variety of departments.