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  • Graduate Student and

    Postdoctoral Handbook

    2018-2019

    Department of Chemistry Johns Hopkins University

    Baltimore, Maryland 21218 www.chemistry.jhu.edu

    Last Updated 9/7/2018

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    The Department, of necessity, reserves the right to change without notice the programs, policies, requirements, and regulations in this handbook.

    The Johns Hopkins University admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital or veteran status to all of the rights, privileges, programs, benefits and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital or veteran status in any program or activity, including the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university administered programs or in employment. Accordingly, the university does not take into consideration personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. Questions regarding access to programs following Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 should be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity, Wyman Park Building Suite 515, Homewood Campus, 410-516-8075, TTY 410-516-6225.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    IMPORTANT ORIENTATION DATES FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR ............................................. 6

    SAFETY .............................................................................................................................................. 7

    I. SAFETY TRAINING.................................................................................................................................... 7

    II. EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY INCIDENT REPORTING ................................................. 8

    III. HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORAGE ..................................................................................................... 10

    IV. SAFETY PROCEDURES ......................................................................................................................... 10

    V. COMPLIANCE HOTLINE ........................................................................................................................ 11

    GENERAL ACADEMIC INFORMATION ................................................................................................ 12

    I. GRADUATE BOARDS .............................................................................................................................. 12

    II. COURSES .............................................................................................................................................. 12

    III. INTERSESSION ..................................................................................................................................... 14

    IV. COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS............................................................................................................... 14

    V. FINANCIAL SUPPORT............................................................................................................................ 15

    VI. AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS .............................................................................................................. 17

    STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY ........................................................ 19

    REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMISTRY GRADUATE STUDENTS .................................................................. 20

    I. PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS ............................................................................................................... 20

    II. ADVISING ............................................................................................................................................. 21

    III. FACULTY SEMINARS ............................................................................................................................ 21

    IV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................... 21

    V. RESEARCH SUPERVISORS .................................................................................................................... 23

    VI. RESEARCH PROPOSAL AND GRADUATE BOARD ORAL ....................................................................... 24

    VII. ORALS BOARD MEMBERS .................................................................................................................. 24

    VIII. GRADUATE STUDENT THESIS COMMITTEE ...................................................................................... 24

    IX. DISSERTATION AND SEMINAR ............................................................................................................ 25

    X. ACADEMIC STANDING ......................................................................................................................... 25

    XI. TIME LIMITS ........................................................................................................................................ 26

    XII. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.A. DEGREE ............................................................................................ 26

    XIII. TEACHING REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS ................................................................. 27

    XIV. VACATIONS FOR CHEMISTRY GRADUATE STUDENTS ...................................................................... 28

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    XV. TRAVEL REGISTRY .............................................................................................................................. 28

    XVI. LEAVE OF ABSENCE ........................................................................................................................... 29

    XVII. GRIEVANCES .................................................................................................................................... 29

    XVIII. PROBATION AND DISMISSAL .......................................................................................................... 30

    XIX. GRADUATE STUDENTS ON GRANTS OR FELLOWSHIPS .................................................................... 30

    XX. IMMUNIZATION (University Policy) ................................................................................................... 30

    XXI. HEALTH INSURANCE ......................................................................................................................... 31

    XXII. ORGANIZATIONS .............................................................................................................................. 31

    XXIII. JHED ................................................................................................................................................ 33

    XXIV. JOB SEARCH AND EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE ............................................................................... 33

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ............................................................................................................. 35

    I. OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES .................................................................................................. 35

    II. STUDENT VISA INFORMATION ............................................................................................................. 35

    III. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ........................................................................................................................ 36

    IV. SOCIAL SECURITY CARD ...................................................................................................................... 36

    V. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT BRIDGE PROGRAM ................................................................ 36

    DEPARTMENTAL FACILITIES .............................................................................................................. 37

    I. OFFICE — MAIL — KEYS ....................................................................................................................... 37

    II. COPY MACHINES .................................................................................................................................. 37

    III. PROJECTORS........................................................................................................................................ 37

    IV. POSTER PRINTING ............................................................................................................................... 37

    V. STOCKROOM ........................................................................................................................................ 38

    VI. SHOPS ................................................................................................................................................. 38

    VII. INSTRUMENTS ................................................................................................................................... 38

    UNIVERSITY FACILITIES ....................................................................................................