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on_advising [2013/06/25 19:44]
james_mcbride one more removal of instance of chair as first year adviser
on_advising [2017/12/14 18:06] (current)
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 ===== Head Graduate Adviser ===== ===== Head Graduate Adviser =====
  
-The Head Graduate Adviser (HGA) is a faculty member responsible for overseeing the entire advising system. The current HGA is Eugene Chiang.+The Head Graduate Adviser (HGA) is a faculty member responsible for overseeing the entire advising system. The current HGA is Aaron Parsons.
  
 **Responsibilities**. (1) The HGA is on-call to dispense any and all kinds of advice to all students.((Including which television serials and movies are worth watching)) (2) Improving adviser-student relations, and identifying and defusing problem situations, are tasks very much shared between the HGA, the Class Shepherds, the Academic Adviser, the Research Advisers, and the Chair. (3) The HGA solicits feedback and ideas for improving the advising system, and implements changes to the system, in consultation with other faculty as necessary. (4) The HGA also advises the Department Chair on which classes should be taught when, and by whom. (5) Last and deservedly least, the HGA reviews and signs off on the endless number of bureaucratic forms required by the University. **Responsibilities**. (1) The HGA is on-call to dispense any and all kinds of advice to all students.((Including which television serials and movies are worth watching)) (2) Improving adviser-student relations, and identifying and defusing problem situations, are tasks very much shared between the HGA, the Class Shepherds, the Academic Adviser, the Research Advisers, and the Chair. (3) The HGA solicits feedback and ideas for improving the advising system, and implements changes to the system, in consultation with other faculty as necessary. (4) The HGA also advises the Department Chair on which classes should be taught when, and by whom. (5) Last and deservedly least, the HGA reviews and signs off on the endless number of bureaucratic forms required by the University.
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   * It helps the faculty identify problems, so that they can begin the hard work of solving them.   * It helps the faculty identify problems, so that they can begin the hard work of solving them.
   * It is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishment---either in research or teaching, including outreach. Write down your bibliography!   * It is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishment---either in research or teaching, including outreach. Write down your bibliography!
-The 2012 APR cover sheet is [[http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​academics/graduate/apr_2012.pdf|on the departmental website]]. +The most recent ​APR cover sheet is accessible on the department website  ​[[https://​astro.berkeley.edu/​uploads/form/1473978029-867e9867ebf52c6ca/​AnnualProgressReport2016.pdf]]. ​
  
 **Responsibilities**. Students beyond their first year should write an APR every Fall. There is usually some griping about this, but seriously, people, it can be as long as you want it to be. Typically it's just a page long. Some students who feel they are making good progress and don't want to be bogged down with writing an APR merely reprint the abstracts of their publications! (Some faculty do this for the Annual Reports they have to file with grant agencies!) Students should meet with their Research Advisers, discuss their APRs, get them signed by their Research Advisers, and return them to the HGA before the deadline. **Responsibilities**. Students beyond their first year should write an APR every Fall. There is usually some griping about this, but seriously, people, it can be as long as you want it to be. Typically it's just a page long. Some students who feel they are making good progress and don't want to be bogged down with writing an APR merely reprint the abstracts of their publications! (Some faculty do this for the Annual Reports they have to file with grant agencies!) Students should meet with their Research Advisers, discuss their APRs, get them signed by their Research Advisers, and return them to the HGA before the deadline.
 ====== Effective Advising ====== ====== Effective Advising ======
  
-How do we get the most out of the small amount of time that we devote to advising? Googling for "​graduate advising best practices"​ seems to yield some promising leads, such as [[http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/Depo/PDF/​ProfessionalDevelopment/​MAbestpractices.pdf|this PDF]]. Anyone know any other tips or resources?+How do we get the most out of the small amount of time that we devote to advising? Googling for "​graduate advising best practices"​ seems to yield some promising leads, such as [[https://gradsch.osu.edu/handbook/f-graduate-advising-best-practices|this website]]. Anyone know any other tips or resources?