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Orientation for New Graduate Students. Jenny Jones - Academic Advisor Dr . Mikhail Skliar – Director of Graduate Studies Ribana Milas – Administrative Officer Dept . of Chemical Engineering University of Utah. JoAnn Lighty Chair. Ribana Milas Administrative Officer. Jeri Schryver

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orientation for new graduate students

Orientation for New Graduate Students

Jenny Jones - Academic Advisor

Dr. Mikhail Skliar– Director of Graduate Studies

Ribana Milas – Administrative Officer

Dept. of Chemical Engineering

University of Utah

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JoAnn Lighty

Chair

Ribana Milas

Administrative Officer

Jeri Schryver

Administrative Manager

INSCC

Geof Silcox

Associate Chair

Christina Bushman

Exec Secretary

Brian Gregorcy

IT Manager

Bob Cox

Student Lab

Manager

Rachel Claudius

Lab Assistant

Jenny Jones

Academic

Advisor

Administrative Organization

graduate student handbook policies and procedures

ChE Graduate Handbook

    • Policies and Procedures

(until posted contact Dr. Skliar for questions ;)

    • One page program sheet available online
  • Grad. Student Newsletter
  • International Center
    • Please check in frequently! The rules for staying in status are confusing and they are the only ones who understand them.
  • Personal Information – save your stuff.
Graduate Student HandbookPolicies and Procedures
graduate student policies and procedures

International Center

    • Please check in frequently! The rules for staying in status are confusing and they are the only ones who understand them.
  • Grad. Student Advisory Committee (SAC)
  • Personal Information – save your stuff.
Graduate Student Policies and Procedures
tuition waiver policy
Tuition Waiver Policy

Full-time matriculated graduate students whose salaries

or stipends meet minimum support requirements may have

all or part of their tuition waived.

$3,000 per semester => 50 % tuition benefit

$4,500 per semester => 75 % tuition benefit

$6,000 per semester => 100 % tuition benefit

Please contact Ribana Milas to arrange your support.

You must sign for your waiver each semester.

tuition waiver cont d

A full time student (required to maintain visa status) is defined as either:

    • one who is registered for a minimum of 9 semester hours when taking coursework.
    • One who is registered for 3 semester hours of thesis research.
  • You should register for 11 semester hours each semester you have a tuition waiver.
    • Make up balance of hours with thesis research
    • Differential tuition
  • If you entered with a BS and are pursuing
    • MS degree  4 semesters of tuition benefit support.
    • PhD degree  10 semesters of tuition benefit support.
  • Entering with MS degree and are pursuing
    • PhD degree  8 semesters of tuition benefit support.
Tuition Waiver – cont’d
tuition waiver cont d1

If you are funded by a sponsored project, please register for 3 credit hours in the summer (check with Ribana).

  • Need to take a semester off? You must file a leave of absence form or you will have to reapply. (International Students are not eligible) summer is not included
  • You must be registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours when you complete your Qualifying Exam and when you defend your Thesis.
Tuition Waiver – cont’d
grades matter

You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue receiving tuition benefit.

  • If you fall below a 3.0 your first semester you will have your second semester to get your GPA back to a 3.0. If you are still below a 3.0 by your third semester, you will lose your tuition benefit until your GPA is at least a 3.0 – Graduate School
  • You will also be placed on probation with the department.
  • Must earn at least a C to pass a graduate level course
Grades Matter!
graduate student health insurance benefit program

Details available on Graduate School Web Page

    • http://www.utah.edu/graduate_school/index.html
  • Overview
    • Open to all graduate students
    • University pays 80% of annual premium for qualified students, who are:
      • TA’s and RA’s only (based on ePAF classification)
        • GA’s and GF’s can subscribe but the premium is higher
      • Must be matriculated graduate students in good academic standing (3.0 cum. GPA)
      • Tied to same financial support requirements as tuition waiver
      • Currently, same limitation on number of eligible semesters as tuition waiver program
    • Students can add spouse and dependent children to plan at their own expense
Graduate Student Health Insurance Benefit Program
graduate student health insurance benefit program1

You must pay your part of the premium. For Fall semester the premium is due between 09/27-10/08.

  • You must go to Student Health Services first in the Madsen Health Clinic if you have any medical issues.
  • Email will be sent out to ask if you want to sign up International students must have healthcare coverage.
Graduate Student Health Insurance Benefit Program
teaching assistant policy
Teaching Assistant Policy
  • M.S. candidate required to serve once; Ph.D. twice; M.S. then Ph.D. also twice.
  • 2. Recommended that you complete core courses
  • 3. You will have a contract between you, the professor, and the department for your TA assignment
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PHD Program Overview

Chemical Engineering

University of Utah

17 hours ChEn Courses Required

Details in Handbook www.che.utah.edu

Approved ChemE Electives

6553 Chemical Reaction Eng.

6853 Thermodynamics

6400 Adv Eng Analysis

5305 Air Pollution Control

6355 Comput Fluid Dynamics

6153 Fund. of Combustion

5307 Green Engineering

6203 State Space Methods

7203 Robust Multi. Control

Other Electives

*non ChemE electives are approved by supervisory committee

Need additional

21 credit hours of Electives of which at least 9 hours must be

ChEn Electives

GPA 3.3 attained

Take :

6353 Fluid Mechanics

6603 Mass Transfer

YES

Previous degree in Chemical Enginering

Preliminary Exam Passed

NO

Need additional

15 credit hours of Electives of which at least 3 hours must be

ChEn Electives

GPA 3.3 attained

Take:

6353 Fluid Mechanics

6603 Mass Transfer

6553 Chemical Reaction

6853 Thermodynamics

Previous degree NOT in Chemical Enginering

YES

Graduate Seminar sequence

Qualifying Exam

Must complete after passing Preliminary Exam

Research Proposal

Thesis Defense

Electronic Forms and Procedures

All forms must be submitted to Jenny or Christina 2 weeks prior to the deadline!!

http://www.che.utah.edu (Graduate program – academic program – forms)

Request for Supervisory Committee: Due by second year of graduate work (signatures required)

Program of Study: Due one semester prior to graduation

Research Proposal: Due following research proposal (form located on department website) Requires approval by supervisory committee

Report for Qualifying Exam and Recommendation for Admission to Candidacy: Due 1 semester prior to graduation

Final Examination (Defense): Due 6 weeks before the last day of examinations during the semester of graduation . Must notify the Department 2 weeks prior to defense: Email the title, abstract, time and location of the Final Examination

Dissertation Release: See graduate school calendar

Teaching Assistance Experience

Complete 2 TA assignments (unpaid)

Thesis Research – minimum of 14 hours

Publications (2 required)

published _____________________

submitted _____________________

other _____________________

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MS Program Overview

Chemical Engineering

University of Utah

17 hours ChEn Courses Required

Details in Handbook www.che.utah.edu

Approved ChemE Electives

6553 Chemical Reaction Eng.

6853 Thermodynamics

6400 Adv Eng Analysis

5305 Air Pollution Control 6355 Comput Fluid Dynamics

6153 Fund. of Combustion

5307 Green Engineering

6203 State Space Methods

7203 Robust Multi. Control

Other Electives

*non ChemE electives are approved by supervisory committee

Need additional

15 credit hours of Electives of which at least 9 hours must be

ChEn Electives

GPA 3.0 attained

Take :

6353 Fluid Mechanics

6603 Mass Transfer

YES

Previous degree in Chemical Enginering

Preliminary Exam Passed

NO

Need additional

9 credit hours of Electives of which at least 3 hours must be

ChEn Electives

GPA 3.0 attained

Take:

6353 Fluid Mechanics

6603 Mass Transfer

6553 Chemical Reaction

6853 Thermodynamics

Previous degree NOT in Chemical Enginering

YES

Graduate Seminar sequence

Thesis Defense

Electronic Forms and Procedures

All forms must be submitted to Jenny or Christina 2 weeks prior to the deadline!!

http://www.che.utah.edu (Graduate program – academic program – forms)

Request for Supervisory Committee: Due by second year of graduate work (signatures required)

Admission to Candidacy: Due 1 semester prior to graduation

Final Examination (Defense): Due 6 weeks before the last day of examinations during the semester of graduation . Must notify the Department 2 weeks prior to defense: Email the title, abstract, time and location of the Final Examination

Dissertation Release: See graduate school calendar

Teaching Assistance Experience

Complete 1 TA assignment (unpaid)

Thesis Research – minimum of 7 hours

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BS/MS Program Overview

Chemical Engineering

University of Utah

17 hours ChEn Courses Required

Details in Handbook www.che.utah.edu

Approved ChemE Electives

6400 Adv Eng Analysis

5305 Air Pollution Control 6355 Comput Fluid Dynamics

6153 Fund. of Combustion

5307 Green Engineering

6203 State Space Methods

7203 Robust Multi. Control

Other Electives

*non ChemE electives are approved by supervisory committee

Take:

6353 Fluid Mechanics

6603 Mass Transfer

6553 Chemical Reaction

6853 Thermodynamics

Need additional

9 credit hours of Electives of which at least 3 hours must be

ChEn Electives

GPA 3.0 attained

Graduate Seminar sequence

Thesis Defense

Teaching Assistance Experience

Complete 1 TA assignment (unpaid)

Thesis Research – minimum of 7 hours

Electronic Forms and Procedures

All forms must be submitted to Jenny or Christina 2 weeks prior to the deadline!!

http://www.che.utah.edu (Graduate program – academic program – forms)

Request for Supervisory Committee: Due by second year of graduate work (signatures required)

Admission to Candidacy: Due 1 semester prior to graduation

Final Examination (Defense): Due 6 weeks before the last day of examinations during the semester of graduation . Must notify the Department 2 weeks prior to defense: Email the title, abstract, time and location of the Final Examination

Dissertation Release: See graduate school calendar

preliminary and qualifying examination procedures

Preliminary Examination (all students)

    • Use performance in core courses as prelim exam
      • 3.0 avg. required for masters students
      • 3.3 avg. required for doctoral students
    • Purpose is to ensure competence in core Chemical Engineering principles
Preliminary and Qualifying Examination Procedures
preliminary and qualifying examination procedures1

Qualifying Examination (Ph.D. only)

    • Combination written/oral exam for students interested in pursuing PhD
      • Candidacy examination
    • Involves critique of a technical paper
      • Written critical review followed by oral presentation and questioning by faculty
    • Purpose is to assess a student’s critical thinking skills and creativity to determine potential for advanced graduate work
    • Offered twice yearly (January/August)
    • Students must complete required core courses before requesting a Qualifying Examination
Preliminary and Qualifying Examination Procedures
preliminary and qualifying examination procedures2

Research Proposal (Ph.D. only)

    • For Ph.D. students only
    • Required preparation by student of proposal of their research plan
      • Typically after second year
    • Serves as forum for student and Supervisory Committee to agree on roadmap for the dissertation
    • Form is located online
Preliminary and Qualifying Examination Procedures
office space photocopying computing
Office space, Photocopying, Computing

1. Office space – 4th floor office space managed by Dr. Whitty

2.Photocopying

• To be performed by and paid for by student

unless related to research or official departmental

activities. Bring your change; machine down the hall.

• Copies can be made in library using ID card if

you prepay or use a Campus Order.

3.Computing facilities

Cade machines: 224 EMCB, http://www.cade.utah.edu/

PC/Macintosh lab: Room 130 EMCB

Department facilities: Room 2285 MEB (very limited access

for graduate student use)

graduate student space

4th floor “penthouse”

    • 50 student desks
    • Library/conference room
    • Door always locked
    • Contact Christina to get a key!
    • Desks will be assigned this week
    • Keep it clean
  • Room 3220
    • Grad student conference room
    • Conference table, couch
Graduate Student Space
research assistantships and fellowships

Most new students are already associated with a specific project and advisor

  • Those still seeking support and an advisor should meet with faculty who may still be seeking new graduate students
    • See Prof. Skliar to discuss potential opportunities still available in dept.
Research Assistantships and Fellowships
policy for faculty ending a relationship with student

Faculty advisor should inform you in writing if there is a problem.

  • Letter should include suggestions for corrective actions and desired improvements. A copy of the letter should be placed in your file.
  • At least four weeks should be allowed for you to improve your performance. During this period you should meet at least once with your advisor. The outcome of this meeting should be documented.
  • If at the end of this time, the faculty member does not perceive improvement, he or she should inform you in writing of their decision to terminate your assistantship. The final outcome of the process should be documented.
Policy for Faculty Ending a Relationship with Student
graduate student advisory committee

The primary objective of the GSAC is to provide communication between the student body and the faculty on a technical, professional, and social level.

  • GSAC chair can be invited to faculty meetings
  • GSAC provides input on faculty members being considered for retention, tenure, or promotion.
  • Objective of the department is your education. You can provide valuable input on how to improve our program.
Graduate Student Advisory Committee