Friday, October 03, 2008
Things are NOT going well with my RA and I need to have a chat with him/her. It's not just the assistantship work, but also his/her overall performance as a graduate student. As of now, I am the default advisor, but I'm wondering that is the best thing. This student will not continue as my RA next year unless s/he really buckles down and gets his/her s**t together. My question is this: should I just set up a meeting without being specific about what it's for and drop the bomb then or prepare him/her by explaining my concerns in an email before the meeting? Oh wise, internets... I await your responses!