Summary: PhD Checklist (9/9/2009)
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Student Name: ___________________________ Mentor: _____________________________
This checklist provides a record of student progress through the PhD program. The mentor is
responsible for safe keeping of the checklist and associated documents (meeting reports, etc). As
each step is completed, the checklist is signed and dated by the indicated individual.
The checklist ensures that the departmental and university rules are followed. The
School Catalog> provides KU regulations: general information, admission rules and procedures,
description of degrees, University requirements for degrees, comprehensive oral exams,
candidacy, dissertations, and final oral exams. also includes
important information. The provides
information about departmental rules governing graduate studies.
Step 1. Selection of a Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC selection and first
committee meeting should take place during the first year in the lab. Following a discussion with
the mentor, the graduate student should then contact the mutually agreed upon committee
members via email/phone requesting their participation. The committee must consist of at least
five members of the KU graduate faculty, more than five members is acceptable, however,
scheduling of meetings becomes more difficult. The Director of Graduate Affairs should be
notified of changes in membership and changes should be noted on the checklist.
The mentor serves as the chair of the committee. At least one member must be a tenure-track