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Graduate Program Administration

Administrators supporting graduate students can use these webpages to find information about the policies and procedures related to PhD programs.

Ad Hoc Graduate Faculty Appointments

All tenure or tenure-line faculty members are automatically appointed to the graduate faculty. Learn how to submit a nomination for those who are not otherwise included in the school's faculty but are actively involved in graduate education in Weinberg College.

Graduate-Level Course Proposals

The Weinberg Graduate Curricular Committee reviews all proposals for new courses at the graduate level and existing 300-level courses proposed for graduate credit. 

Graduate Offer Letter Process

Guidelines for drafting letters of admission and steps to the communication process can be found here.

Financial Aid

Training and resources for entering student funding, requesting tuition scholarships and processing processing graduate student stipends.

Additional Pay Requests

Learn how to process incremental compensation for graduate students, in excess of their base stipend, when the student is in an active, appointed position.

The Graduate School Policies

The Graduate School academic policies and procedures include guidelines for designing graduate student handbooks, procedures for violations of academic integrity, Master's and PhD program requirements, registration procedures and more.

The Graduate School policies

Administrative calendars

Graduate program administration calendar - Find a general timeline for annual events that impact graduate programs. 

2016 - 2017 Graduate Program Assistants Meeting Calendar

Date and Time

Location

Meeting Topic

Thu, September 29

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

USING LINKEDIN FOR ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

Amy Burkhardt, Social Media Specialist, Global Marketing

     Learn how LinkedIn can be a valuable tool for your department or program

Thur, October 27

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

COLLEGENET ADMISSIONS PLATFORM

Nick Alena, Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, TGS

Cate Arrom, Program Assistant, Admissions and Recruitment, TGS

    Implementation overview of new system for 2017 admissions

Thur, December 1

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

SMART PAGES ENHANCEMENTS AND REPORTING CAPABILITIES

Pat Mann, Assistant Dean, Financial Aid, TGS

Laura Soria, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Funding and Operations, TGS

     New Smart Pages functionality and reporting capabilities

Thur, January 26

10-11am

Ripton Room 

201 Scott Halll

GLOBAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

Julie Anne Friend, Director, Office of Global Safety and Security

     Supporting student health, safety and security while traveling abroad

Thur, February 23

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

SEARLE CENTER FOR ADVANCING LEARNING AND TEACHING

Nancy Ruggeri, Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, Searle Center

     Resources available to graduate students through Searle Center

Thur, March 30

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

FAMILY RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liaison, TGS

Mearah Quinn-Brauner, PhD, Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, TGS

     New graduate student resources offered by TGS

Thur, April 20

10-11am

Hagstrom Room 

201 University Hall

GSTS BEST PRACTICES

Kate Veraldi and Bianca West, TGS Student Services

Peter Scott, Business Systems Analysis, SES

  Open-forum discussion on how different departments are using the Graduate Student Tracking System.

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