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Graduate Program Director Role What follows is an outline of your role. You will need to improvise to some extent – be creative but try to stay within the bounds of what seems realistic. A graduate student has made an appointment to see you to talk confidentially about a problem with the student’s adviser. Before the student comes in, you pulled the graduate records file and review it. You note that the student is on academic probation, an extremely unusual situation in your department. You also see notes in the file indicating that the student had been to see the department chair and your predecessor as graduate program director with concerns about several different faculty members. In every case, the student declined to file a formal complaint even when it might have been warranted, and seemed just to want to vent and talk to someone. You see in the file that the student’s adviser is Randall Plottner. Plottner is quite prominent in your discipline, publishes prolifically and is also frequently

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