Statistics PhD Progress Review & Funding Questionnaire for 2021-22
Dear all,

As a reminder, at the end of each year, students must meet with their faculty mentor/advisor to review their progress and assess whether the student is meeting expected milestones. More information about the PhD program requirements, can be found here: https://statistics.berkeley.edu/academics/phd/program

Prior to submitting this form, you must meet with your faculty mentor/advisor(s) to discuss your progress as well as funding plans for this summer and the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.

For third year students and beyond who have established a Qualifying Exam Chair who is also serving as their Faculty Mentor, you must have a joint meeting with both your advisor and that faculty mentor. However, if you have co-advisors, you only need to hold a joint meeting with those two.

This review will provide an opportunity for you to connect with your faculty mentor/advisor(s), if you haven't been doing do, as well as provide guidance for me to ensure you all have funding for this summer and upcoming academic year. The deadline to submit GSI/GSR appointment requests is in early May so that you hired (and paid) in a timely manner especially for summer and/or fall.

Please complete this form by Friday, April 30th and let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Thank you!

Best,
La Shana
Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Year in PhD Program *
List Faculty Mentor and/or Thesis Advisor(s) *
Annual Progress Review
At the end of each year, students must meet with his or her faculty mentor to review their progress and assess whether the student is meeting expected milestones.
Date of meeting with advisor/mentor
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List of Core Courses completed (by the end of the 1st year): *
Effective Fall 2019, students are expected to take four semester-long courses for a letter grade during their first year which should be selected from the core first-year PhD courses offered in the department.
Required
Comment regarding core course requirements *
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
BSTARS talk or poster this year? (This can be skipped for this year)
Participation is required every year beginning your 2nd year. You must obtain permission to skip. (Note: Due to COVID, the BSTARS event will not take place again this year.)
Clear selection
Have you established a Thesis Advisor(s) (if advisor is not in Statistics, you must have a Statistics faculty member as a co-advisor)? *
PhD students are assigned a faculty mentor in their first year. This faculty mentor at this stage is not expected to be the student’s PhD advisor. Students are expected to have narrowed in on a thesis advisor and research topic by the fall semester of their third year. Once an advisor has been established, you must submit the Selection of Thesis Advisor form found here (under "Forms"): https://statistics.berkeley.edu/academics/phd/program
Comments regarding thesis advisor progress *
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Have you selected a Chair for your Qualifying Exam who will also serve as your Faculty Mentor (unless student has co-advisors)? *
For qualifying exam committees formed in the Fall of 2019 or later, the qualifying exam chair will also serve as the student’s faculty mentor, unless a student already has two thesis advisors. The student will be responsible for identifying and asking a faculty member to be the chair of his/her quals committee. Students should determine their qualifying exam chair either at the beginning of the semester of the qualifying exam or in the fall semester of the third year, whichever is earlier. Once finalized, you must submit the Selection of Qualifying Examination Chair form found here (under "Forms"): https://statistics.berkeley.edu/academics/phd/program
Comments regarding QE Exam/Faculty Mentor Chair progress
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
List additional courses completed for your program requirements (by the end of the 3rd year): *
Students are required to take five additional graduate courses beyond the four required in the first year, resulting in a total of nine graduate courses required for completion of their PhD.
Comments regarding course requirements
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Have you completed the GSI requirement? *
For students enrolled in the graduate program before Fall 2016, students are required to serve as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for a minimum of 20 hours (equivalent to a 50% GSI appointment) during a regular academic semester by the end of their third year in the program. Effective with the Fall 2016 entering class, students are required to serve as a GSI for a minimum of two regular academic semesters and complete at least 40 hours prior to graduation (20 hours is equivalent to a 50% GSI appointment for a semester) for Statistics courses numbered 150 and above (unless you have received an exception).
Required
Comments regarding GSI requirement *
List estimated or actual date of completion, the Statistics courses you have served as a GSI for and any other comments
Qualifying Exam Passed (expected by end Fall semester of 3rd yr.)? *
The oral qualifying examination is meant to determine whether the student is ready to enter the research phase of graduate studies. It consists of a 50-minute lecture by the student on a topic selected jointly by the student and the thesis advisor.
Comments regarding Qualifying Exam
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Advancement to Candidacy Submitted (after passing the QE)?
After passing the exam, the student must submit the Application for Candidacy via CalCentral.
Clear selection
Comments regarding advancing to candidacy
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Dissertation Talk (before you file)? *
The thesis should be presented at an appropriate seminar in the department prior to filing
Comments regarding the dissertation talk
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Dissertation Signed & Filed? *
Comments regarding dissertation filing
List estimated or actual date of completion in addition to any other comments
Funding for 2021-22
Be sure to meet with mentor/advisor(s) to discuss your funding plans for this summer as well as the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. Obviously sources of funding may change, please be sure to inform La Shana.
Please note below your plans for funding for this summer and upcoming 2021-22 academic year. *
Again, this can be tentative. However, if your plans should change, please be sure to inform La Shana.
GSI
GSR
Fellowship
Internship
Filing Fee
Other
Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
For those who intend to GSI in the Summer 2021, would you prefer a 50% or 100% position?
For a 50% position, it is for 20 hours per week for a total of $5,310.40 for the summer. For a 100% position, it is for 40 hours per week for a total of $10,620.80.
Clear selection
If you plan to be a GSI, in order of preference, please specify the courses you are interested in serving for. For the regular semesters (Fall/Spring), we encourage you to note courses numbered 150 and above first then any other courses below that list.
Please see the course schedule (https://statistics.berkeley.edu/courses/schedule) and base preferences on past and current offerings:
If you plan to be a GSR, please note the PI who will be funding you.
If you noted fellowship above, please list the name of your fellowship(s).
Feel free to note comments regarding funding here:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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