The yearly check in is a time for us to review, reflect on, and communicate about your progress through the PhD.
In preparation, please prepare a slide deck using the outline below and send it to me at least 48 hours before our meeting so that I can review it.
Note that you can just paste this into slides.com here and it will automagically generate the slides so that you can fill them in.
## Accomplishments in the last year - Do you feel you made good progress in your PhD program this year? - Summarize the following accomplishments - Research discoveries/conclusions - Papers submitted and published - Conferences and workshops attended - Courses taken - Internships - TA/TF positions - Other activities such as mentoring, reviewing, and outreach --- ## Challenges/disappointments in the last year - Any challenges that have made it difficult to progress in your PhD that you would like to discuss with me - Any aspects of your PhD that you feel negative about and would like to discuss with me --- ## Planning for the next year - What projects do you expect to be working on in the Spring, Summer, and Fall? - What publications do you expect to submit and when? - How many classes will you take? - Do you expect to take on any other significant responsibilities? (Make sure to indicate the relative priorities of this and the items above) - How do you plan to address any challenges or disappointments you faced in the past year? - If you could work on any project at all, what would it be like? (is it hardware/computational/theoretical, etc.) (note: it is probably not possible to do this, but I want to optimize as much as possible) --- ## Timeline, requirements, and the future - List of the major PhD requirements from the handbook with indications of which ones you have satisfied - Course Credits - [Preliminary Exam](https://www.colorado.edu/aerospace/academics/graduates/phd-advising#expand-98405) - [Doctoral Practicum](https://www.colorado.edu/aerospace/academics/graduates/phd-advising#expand-15640) - [Comprehensive Exam](https://www.colorado.edu/aerospace/academics/graduates/phd-advising#expand-61455) - [Defense](https://www.colorado.edu/aerospace/academics/graduates/phd-advising#expand-58994) - For the requirements you have not satisfied, when do you intend to satisfy them? (month/year) - What do you plan to do after your PhD? --- ## Advising relationship - In what ways are our interactions most/least helpful? - Would you like me to do anything differently going forward? - Are there specific ways that I can push you to help you achieve your goals next year? --- ## Anything else that you'd like to talk about