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 Head of Graduate Division, enforces Graduate Council regulations Graduate Academic Affairs Section within the Graduate Division, responsible for all enrolled students Graduate Advisor Faculty member in academic department assigned to assist all grad students Faculty Advisor/Major Professor/PI Faculty member in academic dept. you are working with (aka “your boss”) Graduate Program Coordinator Staff member in academic department assigned to graduate students I Have a Question or Problem, HELP! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Graduate Program Coordinator Staff and/or Faculty Advisor in your Academic Department Graduate Advisor in your Academic Department Chair of your Academic Department Graduate Division, Academic Affairs Associate Dean of the Graduate Division Advice for all Graduate Students Check your R’Mail…OFTEN - UCR email address is official campus correspondence, check it or forward to your personal address Take an Active Role in Your Own Registration Registration = Enrollment and Payment Be Aware of Holds and Follow Up with the Appropriate Department Pay Attention to Campus Deadlines Know Your Program – Review General Catalog, Department Website and Department Handbook/Protocols Graduate Studies Section of General Catalog Campus-Wide Policies SAMPLE CATALOG COPY Graduate Division Website Forms 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 master’s and PhD programs. •Forms and Petitions •Student Handbook •Advancement to Candidacy •This Presentation! Academic Affairs Information Included in Orientation Booklet Frequently Asked Questions (page 4) Fellowships/Stipends – how and when fellowships are paid Fellowship Supplementation and Tax Information Employment (TA or GSR) – getting paid California Residency – how to establish residency Registering to Vote 10 Things to Know About California Residence (page 8) NRT reduction for second year Important Dates for 2014/2015 (page 20) Add/Drop Courses Deadlines Fee Deadlines Graduation Deadlines Campus Resources for Graduate Students iLearn (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. Registrar’s 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 issues Office of the Ombuds – confidential conflict resolution Campus Resources for Graduate Students, cont. Graduate Student Association (GSA) Conference Travel Grants Conference and Speaker Fund Social Events Administrative Representation GSHIP (health insurance) advocacy Campus Advocacy for Graduate Students Departmental GSA (mini-GSA) – join or start one Campus Resources for Graduate Students, cont. Scotty Cubs and Parents Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center The Counseling Center Individual, Group and Couples Counseling Available 24 hours/day by phone, 951-UCR-TALK or ext. 2TALK from a campus phone Crisis intervention services & consultation Psychological testing Biofeedback Stressbusters Psychiatric services Dissertation group therapy Graduate Academic Affairs Staff University Office Building #140 (951)827-3315 or x23315 Linda Scott, Director – Appeals and Dismissals Karen Smith – Employment and Fellowships Kara Oswood – Degree Progression (PhD) Amanda Wong – Degree Progression (master’s) Welcome to UCR!