Annual Reviews

Official annual committee meeting policy (ratified in 2017).

  • Annual Review (First Year Graduate Students) First Year Form [PDF]

    Complete and submit this signed report to the first year grad advisor, Professor Peter Sudmant for his review and approval.
    The final report (with all signatures) is due to Monica Albe, the Graduate Student Services Advisor -- submit it no later than 12pm on September 1, 2020.

    Your annual review needs to include the following:
    • This form, signed by all of your advisory committee members and Professor Peter Sudmant.
    • Your CV.
    • A list of relevant courses you have taken before coming to Berkeley.
    • A semester-by-semester plan of what classes you'll be taking during your first and second year.
    • A rough outline of the topics you hope to pursue in your dissertation research, and the tools you'll need.
       
  • Annual Review (Pre-Advanced to Candidacy Students) Second Year Students Pre-Advanced Form [PDF]

    • Arrange a meeting with your Advisory Committee to discuss your plans and progress.
    • Bring a 2-page dissertation plan to the meeting (optional template), and other required materials outlined on the 2nd year annual review form.
    • In the meeting, complete your portion of the 2nd year annual review form and get your Mentor's comments.
    • Your 2nd year Graduate Advisor, Britt Koskella, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit this report (with all associated materials and signatures) by October 1 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Third Year Students Advanced 3rd Year Form [PDF]

    • Arrange a meeting with your Dissertation Committee to discuss your plans and progress.
    • Create an 8-page dissertation proposal.
      • The proposal should be approximately 8 pages and contain goals, hypotheses, and planned methods of data gathering/analysis for each chapter of your dissertation. You can use this template as a starting point (2-page outline from 2nd year).
      • Send this proposal to your committee members at least one week in advance of your meeting.
    • Fill out this IB Annual Progress Report (this is a separate document from the annual review form)
    • Bring your dissertation proposal, annual progress report, and other items outlined in the 3rd year annual review form to your meeting.
    • In the meeting, fill out the 3rd year annual review form with your committee members, collect feedback on your dissertation proposal and progress.
    • Make any necessary updates to the materials, then have your 3rd year Graduate Advisor, Bruce Baldwin, review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by November 13 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Fourth Year Students Advanced 4th Year Form [PDF]

    • Arrange a meeting with your Dissertation Committee to discuss your plans and progress.
    • Fill out this IB Annual Progress Report (this is a separate document from the annual review form)
    • Bring your updated dissertation proposal, annual progress report, and other items outlined in the 4th year annual review form to your meeting.
    • In the meeting, fill out the 4th year annual review form with your committee members, collect feedback on your dissertation proposal and progress.
    • Your 4th year Graduate Advisor, Michael Nachman, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by December 1 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Fifth Year and Beyond Advanced 5th Year Form [PDF]

    • Arrange a meeting with your Dissertation Committee to discuss your plans and progress.
    • Fill out this IB Annual Progress Report (this is a separate document from the annual review form)
    • Bring your updated dissertation proposal, annual progress report, and other items outlined in the 5th year annual review form to your meeting.
    • In the meeting, fill out the 5th+ year annual review form with your committee members, collect feedback on your dissertation proposal and progress.
    • The IB Head Graduate Advisor, Seth Finnegan, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by December 1 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.