Resources for Students
The first listings on this page contain additional information, policies and regulations about the PhD program. The other items are resources that current students have found useful in the course of their study.
Penalties and Procedures for Violations of Academic Integrity
University policy regarding student violations including plagiarism, self-plagiarism, cheating on examinations, multiple submissions of the same work, forgery, sabotage of another’s work, unauthorized collaboration, falsification, bribery, theft, damage, or misuses of library or computer resources.
How to Succeed in Graduate School
How to Do Good Research
- How to Build an Economic Model in your Spare Time by Hal Varian. Focuses on economics but much of the advice is more generally applicable. (Part of a collection titled "Passion and Craft: Economists at Work," edited by Michael Szenberg, University of Michigan Press, 1997.)
- ITLAL (Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership)
- How to Work a Scientific Conference by Paul Recchia. Focuses on how to "manage" a scientific conference and do networking.
How to Write a Dissertation
What They Don't Teach You in Graduate School
INF PhD Program Academic Probation
Students in the Ph.D. Program will be placed on Academic Probation if they:
- do not have an approved and signed Program Plan by the end of the first year; OR
- have a grade of "I" in any course that has not been cleared within one year; OR
- have failed the General Comprehensive Exam once
Conditions (1) and (2) would be suspended (i.e., the "clock" would stop) for students on a Leave of Absence.
Students will be notified by letter from the Program Director or Department Chair that they have been placed on Academic Probation. Students may appeal to the Ph.D. Faculty and then the Department.
Removal of probation is the responsibility of the student, whose advisor must notify the Director in writing as appropriate to the condition of probation. The Director will inform the Ph.D. Faculty at its next meeting of successful resolution, and the student will be notified in writing of formal removal of probation.