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News from the Graduate School, April 6, 2017
Opportunity to Give Feedback
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
We still have openings for graduate program coordinators and graduate students to participate in the remaining Campus Conversation on Graduate Education workshops. Please attend and give your feedback.
Graduate Student Workshops
- Diversity and Inclusion, Wednesday (4/12) 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
Graduate Coordinator Workshops
- Funding Environment, Wednesday (4/12) 8–10 a.m. Register
- Professional Development, Thursday (4/13) 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register
More about the Campus Conversation
Committee approval of master's and doctoral examination report forms (spring)—April 14
Final approved dissertations/theses due (spring)—April 21
Fee match deadline (summer) (contact)—May 1
PhD Careers in Think Tanks (STEM) (register)—through April 7
2017 Midwest Slavic Conference and Anne Garrels Keynote Address (info)—April 7
Academic Job Search Overview (register)—April 10
Commencement (spring)—May 7
U.S. Dept. of Energy Graduate Student Research Program (more)—May 16
Video Conferencing Policy Changes
Graduate School Handbook
The Graduate School and the Graduate Council have approved changes to Appendix B of the Graduate School Handbook—Guidelines for Video Conferencing Relating to Master‘s and Doctoral Examinations—that make remote participation easier. The policy was approved by Graduate Council on February 27, 2017.
Minimum Stipend Increase for GAs
This is a reminder that the minimum stipend for students on appointment as graduate associates has been increased to $15,750 for nine-month, 50 percent GA appointments ($1,750/month) beginning fall semester. This increase was recommended by the University Graduate Compensation and Benefits Committee (GCBC), was uniformly supported by the Council of Deans, and was announced to the graduate community on March 24.
Payroll Deduct Form for GAs Updated
The Payroll Deduct form has been updated. It verifies that GAs and graduate fellows have been informed about student fee deductions from their stipend checks; the form must be signed by all GAs and graduate fellows.
Contact: Lori Bowman, HR/Finance Manager
Preparing for the Academic Job Search
April 10, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
U.S. Bank Theatre, Ohio Union
Graduate and professional students are invited to join UCAT and OUAB Grad/Prof for a primer on the academic job search. The talk will provide helpful tips for starting your job search, including where and how to look for faculty openings, and what materials need to be prepared.
Contact: University Center for the Advancement of Teaching
CGS Seeks Graduate Student Delegates
Deadline: April 7
The Council of Graduate Students is encouraging graduate students to apply to be graduate program delegates. There are 135 delegate positions available for graduate student representation. Delegates serve as a liaison between their graduate programs and the Council of Graduate Students.
Contact: Tracey Walterbusch, Vice President, Council of Graduate Students
Versatile PhD Seeks Writers
Versatile PhD is looking for PhDs and ABDs working in non-academic careers who might consider writing about their post-PhD journeys for Versatile PhD. This year‘s wish list focuses on Humanities and qualitative Social Science folks employed in the following careers:
- Program Evaluation
- Law (not limited to attorneys)
- Institutional Research
- Policy or Think Tanks
…and STEM students working in these careers:
- Industry other than Biotech
- Science Policy or Think Tanks
- Patent Law
- E-Learning and Instructional Design
- University Administration
- K-12 teaching
Contact: Paula Chambers, CEO, Versatile PhD