November 2016
Identification of Supervisory Committee
For Graduate Students
Who can serve on my committee?
Normally committee members will be academics who have earned a PhD in a relevant discipline. They
should have a record of scholarly work (as defined in the Collective Agreement between the faculty union
and the university). Committee members should be either a full-time faculty member or Professor Emeritus
at Saint Mary’s. Individuals appointed as Adjunct Faculty may also serve.
Students should also check with their program coordinatorsome programs have more detailed
requirements.
Does the Supervisor need any particular qualifications?
Yes. The Supervisor should:
hold an earned PhD in a relevant discipline;
have a demonstrable record of scholarly work, both past and present, as defined by the Collective
Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union, relevant to
the Graduate Program;
be able to provide evidence of having supervised (or co-supervised) thesis research at the
appropriate level (e.g., at least at the Honour’s level for supervision of a Master’s student; at least at
the Master’s level for supervision of a PhD student); and,
have been a member of a graduate student supervisory committee.
Who approves the committee?
Usually the Graduate Program Coordinator. The Dean should be consulted in the case of any dispute about
the qualifications of a potential committee member.
STEP 1 - Student fill out sections 1 to 3
1. Provide your name and contact information
Student’s Name
Student Number
A
Email
Phone Number
Address
2. Graduate Program
Date Program Started
Thesis Title (may be tentative)
Proposed Courses
3. Student Signature
Date:
November 2016
STEP 2 - Thesis Supervisor(s) Identification The following agree to serve in a supervisory role for the above named
student in the above named thesis.
Primary Supervisor
Name
Affiliation
Signature
Committee Member
Name
Affiliation
Signature
Committee Member
Name
Affiliation
Signature
Committee Member
Name
Affiliation
Signature
STEP 3 - Program Coordinator/Director approval
Student has been continually registered in program and is currently registered
The Committee is appropriate for this student
The Committee conforms to expectations set out in the FGSR Policy on Selection of Supervisors
Name
Signature
Date
Return form to:
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
923 Robie Street, Atrium 210
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 3C3
fgsr@smu.ca
FGSR USE ONLY
Approved: Yes No
Signature of Dean (FGSR) or Designate:
__________________________________________
Date: _____________________________________
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