Very few consulting problems are taken care of during the
initial meeting. Typically, the consultant familiarizes himself/herself with
your project and the questions of interest during the initial meeting. Your
project is then presented to the consulting group at the weekly meetings and/or
discussed with the consulting supervisor or other faculty members. After
discussing the problem, the consultant will meet with you to explain the advice
given by the consulting group and faculty members. Occasionally three or more
meetings are required.
The end of the quarter presents some
additional complications. If your request for consulting is made at the
end of a term, it is unlikely that we can provide a completed solution during
that term. However, you should be assigned a consultant early the
If you need additional assistance in subsequent
terms, please submit a new request to the consulting service.