Graduate Studies Onboarding
Graduate Studies will provide onboarding training, resources, and system access to all new graduate program coordinators. The graduate program coordinator role encompasses many duties and responsibilities so it is essential new staff receive the support and guidance they need for their new positions. Please contact Elizabeth Sturdy, Director of Advising and Mentoring, to begin the onboarding process and/or notify of staff changes.
New graduate program coordinators will be asked to complete the following online trainings.
Coordinators will need access to Banner. Request access here. Additional Banner access will be provided after in-person training. Coordinators will need a DUO token to access Banner and can request this DUO token through their supervisor/CAO.
Program pages provide a good overview of the requirements and structure of a graduate program. The program page includes degrees offered, admission deadlines and requirements, degree requirements, program bylaws, and the list of faculty and staff contacts. New coordinators should review this information.
Graduate Studies Training
New coordinators will receive training from a number of Graduate Studies staff during their first week in the position. Coordinators must complete in-person training with the Senior Academic Advisor (SAA) and internal fellowship advisor for their program in order to receive access to our systems.
- Graduate Studies Overview & Resources
- Academic Services Training with SAA
- Slate Training
- Internal Fellowship Training
- GradPathways Institute
- External Fellowship Training (optional)
New Coordinator Mentoring Program
New coordinators can request to be paired with a mentor coordinator. Mentor coordinators have been in their position at least one year and have volunteered to mentor a new coordinator. Mentors can assist coordinators as they take on many new processes and events, some of which only occur once a year. If coordinators would like to request a mentor, they can email Elizabeth Sturdy, Director of Advising and Mentoring.
Additional Coordinator Resources
Graduate Studies Advisory Committee
The Graduate Studies Advisory Committee (GSAC) is an advisory committee that discusses issues that affect graduate program staff across campus. It serves as a resource and support network and makes recommendations to the Graduate Studies Dean’s Office. The committee is composed of graduate program staff and Graduate Studies staff.
- Brown Bags (suggestions are welcome)
- Workshops (suggestions are welcome)
GSAC General Meetings (announced monthly through the list serve firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019-2020 GSAC Co-Chairs
Samantha Arcement, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Sarah Driver, Statistics
Lauren Worrell, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Education Certificate Series
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 courses provide an overview of several areas key to graduate student success and exploration of policies and procedures in graduate education. To receive certification, you must complete all five foundational courses and two electives.