The supervisor can expect from the student a commitment to designing and implementing the research project. In order to keep on track, the student should develop a plan for all the stages of the project. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the supervisor when requested and report fully and regularly on the progress of the research. The student should be sensitive to the fact that the supervisor’s other teaching, research, and administrative duties may take precedence over immediate consultation on the project. The student must maintain a reliable and current address, phone number, and email address. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain registration in the program and to keep any necessary visas and immigration documents up to date. In the case of ENGL 5909, a thesis student must meet the requirements of the university, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the English department, paying close attention to deadlines and thesis style. Given that he or she has gone to the trouble of providing feedback, the supervisor can expect the student to consider thoughtfully and respond energetically to all advice and criticism.