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The Director of the Program

Each student—in both the M.A. and the Ph.D. programs—should meet at least once a year with the Director of the Program.  The Director will monitor the student’s progress, in consultation with the DGS and—when the student is in the Ph.D. program—with the student’s Major Advisor.  The Director is the principal liaison between the Program and the Graduate College and therefore has direct responsibility for deciding on the appropriate level of financial support (fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and tuition and fee waivers) for each student.  The Program Director is also helpful in obtaining teaching assistantships from other departments.  In addition, the Director makes recommendations of support to the Graduate College.