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Graduate Studies Launches Certificate Series for Graduate Education Staff

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 (All day)

Graduate Education Certificate Series to launch in January

Next month, Graduate Studies will launch of the Graduate Education Certificate Series, a multi-year effort to provide greater professional development and educational opportunities for staff on campus.  The development of the series has involved the invaluable feedback from graduate program coordinators through Graduate Studies Advisory Committee (GSAC)  sessions and membership on the certificate series committee.  

A brief overview and a list of the courses is included below below. The first course will be “Academic Graduate Student Funding and Financial Management for Staff” on January 30 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Graduate Education Certificate program provides essential knowledge for campus staff and advisors on how best to support graduate students and manage graduate programs.  The certificate series series provides an overview of several areas key to graduate student success and exploration of policies and procedures in graduate education. To receive certification, participants must complete all five foundational courses and two electives. 

2018-2019 Academic Year Course Schedule

Required Courses
Topic Date and Time Location Registration

Academic Graduate Student Funding and Financial Management for Staff

January 30, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
Working with Distressed and Distressing Students April 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
136 Hoagland Hall Register
Graduate Program Policy and Administration April 25, 2019 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
The Graduate Academic Experience May 7, 2019 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
Graduate Admissions: Best Practices in Application Review July 25, 2019 9:00 am- 11:30 am Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room TBA

Elective Courses (choose two):
Topic Date and Time Location Registration
International Student Advising- Graduate Students February 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
136 Hoagland Hall Register

Conflict Competence: Tips and Clues to Craft Action Plans to Better Manage Conflicts

February 27, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
Understanding Graduate Student Academic Employment May 14, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
Digital Recruitment: Engaging Prospective Graduate Students Through Web, Email and Social Media July 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
External Fellowships for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Policy, Procedure, and Best Practices  July 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Heitman Staff Learning Center, Hamilton Room Register
Professional Development: Advising Graduate Students for Success August 5, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
260 Hoagland Hall Register

More Information

For additional information about the course series, please visit the Graduate Education Certificate Series on the Graduate Studies website.


About Graduate Studies at UC Davis

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.