18 tips from the Expectations for Graduate Education
The Graduate School updated Virginia Tech's Expectations for Graduate Education in Fall 2019. In conversations with students and faculty members, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education found that many did not know about the Expectations, which explain the roles and responsibilities for graduate students, faculty, departments, and the Graduate School to foster and maintain a dynamic and productive academic environment.
The expectations are listed within six areas: progress toward degree, research and ethics, teaching and training, professional development, assistantships and financial support, and community. They also include sections on mentoring and about the complaints and appeals process.
Dean DePauw shared information about the Expectations on social media, with 18 posts on Twitter and the Graduate School's Facebook page. You'll find those posts below. Visit the Expectations webpage for more information. We also have a downloadable pdf version of the Expectations.