Slides accompanying the orientation presentation by Gregory E. Sterling, dean of the Graduate School.
Text of Graduate Student Orientation 2011: Graduate School
1. University of Notre DameGraduate School From Student to Scholar August 19, 2011 Dr. Gregory E. Sterling Dean, The Graduate School
2. Welcome to the University of Notre Dame 3. From a Student to a Scholar From a student researcher to a scientist From a solver of problems posed by a professor to an engineer who solves the problems posed by the larger world From a student of the arts to an artist whose stage is the world 4. A Contrast Between the Undergraduate and Graduate Experience 5. Ten Ways that You Know Youre a Graduate Student You discuss academic matters at a sporting event. You consider caffeine to be a major food group. You look forward to taking some time off to do laundry. The professor does not show up for class and you discuss the material anyway. You have difficulty reading anything that does not have footnotes. You rate coffee shops by the availability of wireless connections for your laptop. Saturday nights studying no longer seem weird. You take scholarly articles into bars. You consider spring break a time to get some work done on a paper that you want to submit. 1.You have every minute of the next four months planned but have no idea what you are going to do for the rest of your life. 6. Principles 7. Expertise HolisticEducation Professionally Prepared Intellectual Breadth Ethical Perspective 8. The Graduate School 9. Introducing . . . Brian Flaherty Associate Director Budget & Operations Nyre McDonaldAssociate Dean Recruitment & Admissions EdMaginn Associate Dean Academic Programs JohnLubker Associate Dean of Students Laura Carlson Associate Dean Professional Development