Expectations of Major Advisers

In agreeing to be the primary and secondary major advisers, faculty members agree to work with a student throughout their  remaining semesters at Bryn Mawr. The expectation is that they will advise the student through the thesis process. Both advisers will determine the final grade for the thesis.

Advisers will fill out the online proposal evaluation form fully and frankly.  The Committee relies on the advisers' knowledge of both the field and the student in deciding whether the proposed major is approvable and in deciding what revisions if any to require.  

If the primary major adviser will be on leave during the student’s senior year, this should be discussed at the time that the faculty member first agrees to be the student’s adviser. In these situations, the student is responsible for working out in advance who will fill in for the primary adviser—either the secondary adviser, if that person agrees to that, or another faculty member.

Faculty members can contact the UG Deans Office if any questions or concerns arise.