The expectations, rights, and responsibilities of graduate students and their advisors have been articulated in a resource called Best Practices in Graduate Student Advising. The GSC Advising Initiative worked jointly with Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) to compile existing MIT policy with new policy that reflected the concerns of students, faculty, and administrators from across campus on what constitutes exemplary advising.
Hard copies of this resource are available as a poster and pamphlet in the Office for the Dean of Graduate Education and in many Departmental headquarters. It is also available on the ODGE website http://odge.mit.edu/gpp/roles/
The GSC will be continue this initiative in the future to host more Institute-wide discussion and to incorporate Best Practices into orientation events and the general routine of graduate student life.