Statement of Expectations

The Art History & Visual Studies Ph.D. Program Statement of Expectations for the mentoring of Doctoral Students and Departmental Culture/Climate Issues

The success of the Art History & Visual Studies Ph.D. program depends upon a climate of
mutual respect among the faculty, students, and staff. We pledge to treat one another with
dignity and kindness, acknowledging and honoring each person’s individual worth and unique
contributions to our community.

The Program is committed to providing thoughtful and supportive mentoring and advising of all
students. The goal of the graduate faculty is to assist doctoral students in succeeding as
candidates for and professionals in a field of their choice.