Members of the Mathematics Department who serve as academic advisors to graduate students are expected to assist the Graduate Studies Director in evaluating academic progress and in making recommendations for renewal of support. They are also asked to make sure that their advisees' course selections conform with the policies described in the next section, 6.2. Above all, they are expected to be the principal point of contact between their advisees and the Department.
The Graduate Studies Director will make assignments of students to academic advisors that are agreeable to all parties involved. Initial assignments are made as follows in the absence of specific requests.
The Director of the Masters Program for Secondary School Teachers is academic advisor to all students in the Secondary Teacher Option of the Masters Program.
The Graduate Studies Director is the academic advisor to all other new students. The Graduate Studies Director will assign each student to a faculty member who will be that student's advisor until the student has found a major advisor for the Orals Examination. This advisor will then become the student's advisor. If the student eventually has a thesis advisor other than the major advisor for the orals, the thesis advisor will become the advisor for the student.