Progress Reports

Evaluation of Academics & Research  


  SUBMISSION: ECE / BME Offices  (E1-450 Graduate Student Offices)
  DEADLINE: Friday, 19 May 2017 (before 4:30 p.m.)
  PAPER  COLOR: Yellow

Progress Reports are processed in order of receipt.
The submission of a "LATE" progress report may hinder your 
ability to register on-time and/or require you to pay late fees.
 


  • LINK TO ADVISOR STUDENT GUIDELINES (ASG)
    http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/registration/grad7500FAQ.html   

    ALL Graduate Students must submit an Advisor/Student Guideline before submitting their initial Progress Report.  An ASG form is required only once during the student's time in the Graduate Program however, should the student switch advisors the student must meet with his/her new advisor and fill-in a new Advisor/Student Guideline.
  • WHAT IS A PROGRESS REPORT (PR)?
    • The Progress Report is an ANNUAL evaluation used by your advisor (and your advisory committee if applicable) to let you know how you are doing in the program (courses & research). The PROGRESS REPORT
      • forces you to meet with your advisor and your advisory committee at least once a year to discuss and attend to problems before they become an issue
      • lets you know how you're doing in your program
      • is a good time to ask questions or receive clarification
  • WHO NEEDS TO SUBMIT A PR?
    • ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS (full time and part-time) who have been in the program at least 1-semester
  • WHO DOES NOT NEED TO SUBMIT AN PR?
    • Occasional Students
    • Students graduating in February, May, or October of the year of the PROGRESS REPORT submission
    • Students who are on a "Leaves of Absence" and will not return until SEPTEMBER of the year of the PROGRESS REPORT submission 
      • students who are back in the program during the time Progress Reports (e.g. February or May)  are due MUST submit a Progress Report
  • WHO ACTUALLY FILLS-IN THE APR FORM?
    • M.Sc. Students: 
      • Your Advisor and Co-Advisor (if applicable)
      • If you also have an Advisory Committee, they must also meet with You, your Advisor, and Co-Advisor to review and sign your Progress Report
    • Ph.D. Students:   Your Advisor, Co-Advisor, AND Advisory Committee
  • I DON'T AGREE WITH THE EVALUATION, SHOULD I SIGN THE PROGRESS REPORT?
    • YES
      • By signing the PROGRESS REPORT you are NOT agreeing to evaluation. 
      • Your signature only indicates that you have seen and read the evalution.
      • You may also COMMENT on your evaluation, research, etc.

 

  • WHAT IS EVALUATED?  (examples...)
    • CUMULATIVE GPA:  Is the cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher?
    • Are all grades a ‘C+’ or greater?
    • Are there any missing or “IP” (in progress) grades?
    • Are there ‘CO’ grades that will require tracking?
    • Is the student on track time-wise in his/her program, i.e. is the student running out of time?
    • Is the student meeting the program requirements?
      • this includes participation in GradCon
      • candidacy
      • thesis proposal
      • research
      • courses
         
  • STUDENT RATING:  "SATISFACTORY" or "IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT"
    • SATISFACTORY: 
      • Student meets or exceeds minimum expectations.  Re-Registration Allowed
      • Additional Comments may be offered to clarify status/performance in the program
    • IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT
      • Student does NOT meet mimimum expectations
        • FIRST Time:
          • Re-Registration allowed but improvement is REQUIRED.
          • An OUTLINE must be submitted indicating
            • GOALS
            • TIMELINE TO ACHIEVE GOALS
            • NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING FOR EVALUATION
        • SECOND Time:
          • Student will be WITHDRAWN from the Graduate Program
          • Additional details/comments should be submitted as appropriate
  • PROCEDURES
    1. PROGRESS REPORTs are issued each April by the Faculty of Graduate Studies  
    2. Students are emailed in advance of the Progress Report distribution to meet with their Advisor / Co-Advisor and to begin organizing a Progress Report Meeting -- including Advisory Committee if applicable
    3. Progress Report forms are distributed to all Advisors as soon as the forms are available (usually early April)
    4. After distribution, Students are notified allowing them to finalize the organization of their Progress Report Meeting
      • The PROGRESS REPORT must be completely filled-in and submitted on time.
        • Student's Aurora Accounts are put on-hold until FGS clears a late PROGRESS REPORT -- this can take several weeks as FGS must process thousands of Progress Reports
        • Incomplete or incorrectly filled-in Progress Reports are returned to the student for corrections -- this may be after the deadline in which case the student's account will be put on "HOLD" until their Progress Report is cleared by FGS  
    5. BEFORE your PROGRESS REPORT MEETING, please send a current web transcript to YOUR ADVISOR and Co-Advisor (and Advisory Committee members if applicable) -- so that they may check for outstanding IPs, COs, poor grades, necessary courses, etc.
    6. THE STUDENT'S SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON THE PROGRESS REPORT 
      1. After meeting with your Advisor, Co-Advisor, and Advisory Committee (if applicable) and filling in the form your Advisor, Co-Advisor, and Advisory Committee (if applicable) must sign your Progress Report
      2. The STUDENT MUST also sign the form otherwise it will not be accepted by FGS

        NOTE: Signing the PROGRESS REPORT does not indicate that you agree with comments made on the form. It simply means that you have SEEN and READ the form and UNDERSTAND the contents.
         

    7. Give the completed and signed PROGRESS REPORT to the Graduate Advisor for processing -- additional signatures, info check (possible return to supervisor for more info, etc.), and submission to FGS

      Please keep a copy of your Progress Report BEFORE submitting the original to the Graduate Advisor.

 

  • PENALTIES
    • If your PROGRESS REPORT is not submitted by the DEPARTMENT DEADLINE, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed in-time to meet the FGS Deadline 
      • you will not be allowed to register on-time for the FALL Term
        • a HOLD will be put on your account until the Progress Report is PROCESSED by FGS
        • HOLDs of this type can take several weeks to remove
      • You may be required to pay "Late Fees"

 

  • PROBLEMS

    Remember, PROGRESS REPORTs are meant as a helpful tool for you in your progression through your program. Do not take offense to any criticisms given in the PROGRESS REPORTs.  If you have any questions regarding your program, progress, or anything mentioned in the PROGRESS REPORTs please do not hesitate to speak to your Advisor

 

 

 

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CONFERENCE PAPER/THESIS HELP

 

UofM Writing Style: Papers, Thesis, etc.

  1. APA Style
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IEEE Writing Style: IEEE Papers

  1. IEEE Style
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Help from other universities

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
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      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
    4. Citing References
      1. APA Style