Annual Reviews

Official annual committee meeting policy (ratified in 2017).

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

    Complete and submit this signed report to the first year grad advisor, Professor Britt Koskella.
    Her office hours specifically for this are Tuesday, August 27 from 2-3 pm and Thurs, August 29 from 11am-12 pm in 5112A VLSB. The report is due during one of those two sessions -- hand it in no later than 12pm on August 29, 2019.

    Your annual review needs to include the following:
    • This form, signed by all of your advisory committee members.
    • 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 [DOCX]

    • Arrange a meeting with your Supervisory 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, Bruce Baldwin, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit this report by October 1 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Third Year Students Advanced 3rd Year Form [DOCX]

    • 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, Michael Nachman, review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by November 15 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Fourth Year Students Advanced 4th Year Form [DOCX]

    • 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, Rauri Bowie, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by December 2 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.
       
  • Annual Review (Advanced to Candidacy) Fifth Year and Beyond Advanced 5th Year Form [DOCX]

    • 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.
    • Your 5th year+ Graduate Advisor, Seth Finnegan, must review and sign the annual review.
    • Complete and submit the full report by December 2 to Monica Albe, your Graduate Student Services Advisor.