New Graduate Program Director Orientation

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Graduate School will host the Annual New Graduate Program Directors Orientation on October 1st starting at 9:00a.m. via Zoom.  Returning Graduate Program Directors are also welcome to attend.  The program will include introductory comments from Dean Jeitschko on the status of graduate education and program reviews; a panel discussion with current and former Graduate Program Directors sharing “best practices” and how to address challenges; small group discussions addressing graduate education “case studies”; and updates on the use of electronic forms, approval processes using electronic forms, and Slate.  Please register below. 

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Meeting ID: 968 0711 5514
Passcode: 237134


9:00 a.m. Dean’s welcome, Thomas D. Jeitschko
State of Graduate Education
Graduate Program Review

Roles, responsibilities, and challenges in the time of COVID
Graduate Program Director Panelists:
Kristin Mahoney, English
Diane Ebert-May, Plant Biology
Kirsten Tollefson, Physics & Astronomy

10:00 a.m. Break

10:05 a.m. Graduate School Updates

Move to digital forms – Bethany Laursen
English language waiver
Time limit extension

Graduate Committee Member Review, Evaluation, and Approval Form/Process – Bethany Larsen and Rique Campa

Campus Solutions and Slate – Melissa Del Rio/Deanne Hubbell

Graduate Program Director Survey and Program Review – Eric Torng

10:45 a.m. What do I do now? Scenarios (3 Breakout rooms. Group discussion)

11:30 a.m. End of formal program

11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Graduate School Open Office Hours
Informal conversation time to meet the Associate Deans
ask questions, bring up issues