b'integrate into the programs communities. Such integration is an important predictor of degree progress and completion. For most of your students, graduate school is their first exposure to professional scholarship. Therefore, even if the bureaucratic procedures are so familiar to you that they seem simple, they can be daunting for graduate students who feel that they hear conflicting messages about everything from paperwork deadlines to field requirements. Make sure you have the most recent copies of your programs and graduate schools guidelines. Introduce students to unwritten or vague rules of graduate education, including expectations about funding, publishing, coursework, and program timelines. (7) Providing honest, supportive, timely and detailed feedback It is important that graduate students are treated as professionals by the faculty. Students who are treated as junior colleagues are more likely to complete their degrees than those who feel they are treated as adolescents (Herzig, 2004). Treating students with respect, fairness, and objectivityespecially when their work may not be meeting expectationsis critical to their success. Respectful academicians will read a students work and return it to him or her expeditiously with comments that show they have engaged with the students ideas. They are either supportive of the direction the student is taking and, if not, are constructive with their feedback.Helping Students Balance Stress81'