Student Resources

Student Resources

Internal Documents

Program Handbook: information for students including admissions, funding, grievance procedures, professional development, and graduation.

Learning Plans are a tool to help students plan their coursework and research for timely completion of program requirements, due before the end of second semester.

Research Learning Plan

Public Practice Learning Plan

Individual Development Plan: designed to help you self-assess and set goals

“Cross training” breadth requirements.  It is not exclusive nor complete, only a sample of what previous students have taken.  Ask the Program Chair or your advisor if you have questions.

Warrant for Graduation: At least three weeks before you expect your final thesis or public practice defense, you need to request a “warrant” from the Graduate School by filling out this form.

Warrant Completion Instructions for Students

Post Defense Assessment: Given to your committee at your defense. Confidentially returned to the Graduate Coordinator.

Masters graduation checklist

Make sure you are aware of all degree deadlines

Field Safety Guide

Joint MS Major Declaration Procedures– for those interested in adding another graduate program (or joining Agroecology from a different program)

On and Off Campus Student Resources– This is a living document prepared by a small group of Graduate Program Coordinators. The document will be housed on the Russell Labs website.

Advisor/Lab Change Procedure

Canvas program orientation course – All students receive an invite for this course which contains information on campus resources, department contacts, and how to for things like travel and reimbursement. If you do not have access email the Graduate Program Manager or the Agronomy Main Office.

Graduate School

Office of Professional Development: an excellent resource to keep on top of campus resources
Policy and Procedures: first stop for all policy-related questions and forms for adding courses, etc.

TA positions in Agroecology:  There is an expectation of summer funding at the equivalent rate to an RA-ship from the faculty advisor for any work towards the degree in the summer term. In other words, if a student advisee has an agroecology TA position during the academic year, it is expected that the faculty advisor will provide RA level funding for that student during the summer term should they enroll or engage in research.