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Graduate Student Responsibilities

Section H.3 of the Graduate School Handbook

  • Conduct academic pursuits in an ethical manner and develop professionally
  • Uphold Ohio State’s Code of Student Conduct
  • pursue opportunities that advance career as a graduate student and beyond
  • Take ownership of academic progress
  • devote significant and productive time toward degree completion
  • stay abreast of requirements for degree completion through active and regular discussions with advisor
  • communicate career goals and concerns related to academic progress clearly
  • initiate communication with the advisor
  • Respect the responsibilities of the advisor
  • maintain open communication with advisor
  • allow sufficient time for the advisor to provide feedback in advance of deadlines
  • maintain professionalism by keeping up with graduate student responsibilities even when advisor is not present