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Graduate Student Orientation. Kara Oswood Graduate Academic Affairs September 2014. UCR Graduate Studies Outline. Academic Senate Comprised of ALL ladder faculty at UCR Graduate Council A committee within the Academic Senate Responsible for Graduate Studies campus-wide Graduate Dean - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student OrientationKara OswoodGraduate Academic AffairsSeptember 2014UCR Graduate Studies OutlineAcademic SenateComprised of ALL ladder faculty at UCRGraduate CouncilA committee within the Academic SenateResponsible for Graduate Studies campus-wideGraduate DeanHead of Graduate Division, enforces Graduate Council regulationsGraduate Academic AffairsSection within the Graduate Division, responsible for all enrolled studentsGraduate AdvisorFaculty member in academic department assigned to assist all grad studentsFaculty Advisor/Major Professor/PIFaculty member in academic dept. you are working with (aka your boss)Graduate Program CoordinatorStaff member in academic department assigned to graduate students

I Have a Question or Problem, HELP!Graduate Program Coordinator Staff and/or Faculty Advisor in your Academic DepartmentGraduate Advisor in your Academic DepartmentChair of your Academic Department Graduate Division, Academic AffairsAssociate Dean of the Graduate DivisionAdvice for all Graduate StudentsCheck your RMailOFTEN - UCR email address is official campus correspondence, check it or forward to your personal addressTake an Active Role in Your Own Registration Registration = Enrollment and PaymentBe Aware of Holds and Follow Up with the Appropriate DepartmentPay Attention to Campus DeadlinesKnow Your Program Review General Catalog, Department Website and Department Handbook/Protocols

Graduate Studies Section of General CatalogCampus-Wide


Graduate Division Websitegraduate.ucr.eduForms and Petitions use petitions to take action, such as transfer units or take leave of absence, etc.Student Handbook everything you need to know about being a graduate student at UCR.Dissertation and Thesis Submission Academic Rules and Regulations campus wide regulations for masters and PhD programs.

Forms and PetitionsStudent HandbookAdvancement to CandidacyThis Presentation! Academic Affairs Information Included in Orientation BookletFrequently Asked Questions (page 4)Fellowships/Stipends how and when fellowships are paidFellowship Supplementation and Tax InformationEmployment (TA or GSR) getting paidCalifornia Residency how to establish residencyRegistering to Vote10 Things to Know About California Residence (page 8)NRT reduction for second yearImportant Dates for 2014/2015 (page 20)Add/Drop Courses DeadlinesFee DeadlinesGraduation Deadlines

Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsiLearn (Blackboard) UCR Graduate Community Course - announcements of interest to graduate students. All new students will be enrolled after Week 3 of the quarter.Library workshops, scholarly resources, and electronic journals.Registrars Office - schedule of classes including important dates, general catalog, residency information and fee payment deadlines.GROWL review holds, grades, charges, enroll, change address, direct deposit, order transcripts, etc.Student Business Services billing issuesOffice of the Ombuds confidential conflict resolution

Campus Resources for Graduate Students, cont.Graduate Student Association (GSA)Conference Travel GrantsConference and Speaker FundSocial EventsAdministrative RepresentationGSHIP (health insurance) advocacyCampus Advocacy for Graduate StudentsDepartmental GSA (mini-GSA) join or start one

Campus Resources for Graduate Students, cont.Scotty Cubs and ParentsSponsored by the Womens Resource CenterThe Counseling CenterIndividual, Group and Couples CounselingAvailable 24 hours/day by phone, 951-UCR-TALK or ext. 2TALK from a campus phoneCrisis intervention services & consultationPsychological testingBiofeedbackStressbustersPsychiatric servicesDissertation group therapyGraduate Academic Affairs StaffUniversity Office Building #140(951)827-3315 or x23315Linda Scott, Director Appeals and DismissalsKaren Smith Employment and FellowshipsKara Oswood Degree Progression (PhD)Amanda Wong Degree Progression (masters)

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