Annual Review Self-Reporting Form

The Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate College, administers an annual review of M.A. candidates in medieval studies to encourage students to reflect upon their progress in the program and to enable the director to better mentor them. Students self-report their progress by means of this online form (due Jan. 15 for first-year students and March 15 for second- and subsequent-year students).

List courses in progress and completed in reverse chronological order thus: course number, course title, semester, grade, core or elective.
Number of credit hours in the above-listed courses at the 5000-level
credit hours
Number of credit hours in the above-listed courses at the 6000- or 7000-level
credit hours
Please explain any grade of I, W, or lower than B.
In what languages do you plan to demonstrate proficiency?
Describe the progress made toward meeting language proficiency requirements (e.g., courses taken or planned, translation exams taken or planned, summer courses taken or planned).
List courses for which you are serving or have served as instructor or co-instructor in reverse chronological order thus: course number, course title, semester.
List courses for which you are serving or have served as a grader in reverse chronological order thus: course number, course title, semester
List your research achievements (projects, conference papers, publications) in reverse chronological order. For conference papers, include the title of the paper and the name and date of the conference. For publications, include the title and bibliographic information or URL.
Are you planning to write or are you currently writing a master's thesis?
Please describe your progress toward completing a thesis. Indicate whether a proposal has been accepted and who has agreed to supervise, the names and departments of any who have agreed to serve on the thesis committee, an accounting of research undertaken and planned, and the expected defense date.

Students meet with the director of the Medieval Institute within three weeks of the deadlines for self-reporting to discuss the student's progress, and a final report, which includes the director's comments and evaluation, is signed by the student and the director and becomes a part of the permanent record.