Your relationship with the ID student should be an integral and meaningful aspect of your work at OSU. Please be sure you have the time to investment in this relationship and that the student's project/thesis is within your area of expertise.
We suggest you address the following points with your ID student at your first formal meeting.
What are the objectives of the thesis? Are the objectives realistic? Can the focus be narrowed?
How will your student accomplish the objectives? (i.e., What methods will be used? What resources are necessary?) Note: Funding may be available on a competitive basis for research contributing to the student's thesis. Please contact the ID office for more information.
If the thesis is a scientific investigation, what is the hypothesis and how will it be tested? How does it fit in an international context? If the thesis is comparative in nature, what is the international dimension?
Is the time table realistic?
Frequency of meeting. How often do you expect to meet with your student during the program? (Once per week, once per month? Other?) We recommend frequent contact and are willing to facilitate this.
What are your expectations? This experience must be of mutual benefit.
Will you be available to evaluate and grade the final thesis and attend an oral presentation at the time your student is intending to complete his/her program? The final presentation is a capstone event. Your attendance is critical.