| Rich West
kfoury at cs.bu.edu
Time: Fri 10am-11am
This required two-credit course is designed to help guide entering Ph.D. students through the challenging transition into the graduate program in Computer Science. Topics we will try to address range broadly across issues of research and scholarship, including:
The course will not cover details of program requirements and milestones, nor will the class provide academic advice specific to individual students in the class. For these please consult the Graduate Student Handbook and your academic advisor, respectively.
+ Required Readings for Upcoming Class
Resources and ReferencesThe following is a comprehensive list of materials and references that have been collected over the many iterations of this class over the years. Feel free to suggest others to the instructors! The required readings for each class meeting are subsets of the references below.
Each of the 7 topics below will taken up in a Friday session, and each will be facilitated by 2 or 3 students: facilitator assignment.
On Being a Graduate Student
Choosing (and Managing the Relationship with) your Advisor
Take your advisor's perspective, by Tara Kuther's Guide to Grad School
Graduate Student Survival Guide by Wanda Pratt.
Reading and Reviewing Research Papers
Writing Research Papers
Presenting Research Work
On Being a Scientist
On Academic Careers