As you know, we track our student’s research performance in order to provide timely advice and comments on their research efforts. Without your assessment of their accomplishments, they do not know whether they are doing well or the areas in which they need to improve. Your assessment of their work is, therefore, vitally important.
If you do not assess your student’s progress in research training in a timely manner, there are several administrative consequences: 1) Your student will not receive a grade and will be unable to register for the next semester; 2) The Education Effort Assessment team will assume the teaching never took place thereby reducing the teaching hours assigned to you and to your department resulting in a smaller education budget for your department next year. 3) The absence of a written evaluation regarding student research performance would delay any disciplinary actions based on unsatisfactory performance.