The information provided at the Winter 2015 New Graduate

Report
Graduate Student Success!
- Graduate Students Orientation EMU Graduate School
200 Boone Hall
734.487.0042
OVERVIEW
 Contact Information
 Graduate Assistantships
 Graduate School Staff
 Graduate School
 General Student Information
 my.emich account
 Eagle Card
 Register for classes
 Identify your advisor
Scholarships
 Thesis & Dissertation
 Graduate Research
Conference
 Research
 Graduate at the Podium
 Health & Wellness
 Forms
 Career Services
 Graduation
 Department of Public Safety
 SEEUS
CONTACT INFORMATION
URL: www.emich.edu/graduate
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734-487-0042
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 200 Boone Hall
GRADUATE SCHOOL STAFF
 Dr. Claudia Petrescu, Faculty Associate
 Donelle Goerlitz, General Questions and Support
 Dr. Alethea Helbig, Thesis/Dissertation Reader
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 my.emich account
 Every student has one
 Login from the main website
 Required to register for classes
 Bills are sent to students through my.emich account; no paper bills
 Campus announcements
 Deadlines
 Quick links
 Weather information
MY.EMICH SCREENSHOT
IMPORTANT CAMPUS OFFICES
 Graduate School (policies, scholarships, research)
http://www.emich.edu/graduate/
 Office of Research Development and Administration
http://www.emich.edu/research/
 Student Business Services
http://www.emich.edu/sbs/tuitionfeesoutline.php
 Financial aid
http://www.emich.edu/finaid/index.php
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IMPORTANT CAMPUS OFFICES
 Registrar’s Office (Records & Registration)
http://www.emich.edu/registrar/
 Class schedule
http://it.emich.edu/service/online/ocsb/
 Human Resources (graduate assistantships)
http://www.emich.edu/hr/
 Office of the Ombuds
http://www.emich.edu/ombuds/
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GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 Eagle One Card
 Located at 201 Pierce Hall
 Required official university identification card
 All financial aid refunds are processed to account
 All student pay posted to this account
 Can be used as a debit card
 Library privileges & inter-library loans
 Recreational intramural access
 Free admission to campus sporting events
 Discounts at local businesses
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 Registration
 Online through your my.emich account or in person in the Office of Records
and Registration
 Detailed information available on the Graduate School website (under Current
Students)
 Identify your advisor
 Go to the Graduate School website (under Current Students)
 Plug in your Program, Department, and College and search.
 Health & Wellness
 Rec/IM – your student status provides for free use
 University Health Services – Snow Health Center
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 University Advising & Career Development Center
- 200 McKenny Hall http://www.emich.edu/uacdc/
 Résumé review
 Interviewing practice
 Help with letters of recommendation
 Meyers-Briggs analysis
 Nationwide database of companies
 Assist in job search
 Prepare transition to new career
 Job fairs
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 Department of Public Safety
https://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/
 EMU EMERGENCY NUMBER 734.487.1222
 If you dial 911, city is “Eastern Michigan University”
 Parking hang tag for University lots
 Text messaging safety alerts
 http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/emo/channels/text.php
 Email announcements
 Located on Oakwood, across from The Village dorms.
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
 SEEUS (Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety)
 Provides escorts to persons walking alone to on-campus
destinations such as classrooms, buildings, residence halls
and parked cars.
 734.487.3387
 https://www.emich.edu/police/services/seeus.php
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
 Administered by EMU Human Resources
 Must apply like a regular job
 Information: http://www.emich.edu/hr/employment/hiring
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information/graduate-assistant.php
Search Jobs: www.emich.edu/jobs
Time Commitment per Week: 20 hours (100% appointment)
Tuition Waiver Credit Hours: Up to 9 (100% appointment)
Stipends vary slightly depending on the department and work you
will be performing
Stipends paid every two weeks and deposited on your Eagle Card
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
 Check with Financial Aid
 Look on external websites (e.g. FastWeb)
 EMU Graduate School Scholarships:
 Barton Endowed Scholarship – up to $4,000
 Brenner Endowed Scholarship – $500 one-time award
 University Fellowship – between $500 - $4,000 per year
 Martin Luther King Jr.-Cesar Chavez-Rosa Parks (KCP) Future Faculty
Fellows
 Check the Graduate School Website (under Financial Assistance)
for deadlines and specific requirements
 Finding Funding workshops offered periodically during the AY
THESIS & DISSERTATION
 Some sort of culminating experience IS required for ALL graduate
programs (capstone, thesis, dissertation, project, etc) depending
on the program requirements
 You will work with your program Advisor to determine
requirements
 Link to Thesis Manual:
http://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents/dissertation/2012falthesis
manual.pdf
 Link to Dissertation information:
http://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/dissertation/index.
php
 Link to Information about Deadlines:
https://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.php
TIPS FOR THESIS/CAPSTONE
 You must identify a research topic and write
thesis/capstone
 https://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.
php
 Support: Internal Review Board (IRB – in ORDA),
ORDA, The Graduate School
 Opportunities to present your work:
 Professional conferences (on, off- campus)
 Graduate Research Conference
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HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECTS: IRB
PROCESS
 Any research involving human or animal subjects,
you must have prior written approval from the
University Human Subjects Review Committee
(UHSRC)
 http://www.emich.edu/ord/compliance/compliance_subdir/hu
man.html
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GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
 Opportunity for graduate
students to present their
research in a variety of
formats
 Workshops offered to
support student research
 Academic Speaking
 Prezi
 Oral Presentations
 Poster Design
 Arts Front
 IRBNet
 Poster Sessions
 Innovation & Commercialization
 Held during the Fall term
 Discuss with your graduate
program information about
this opportunity
Lab
 Finding Funding
POLICIES GOVERNING
GRADUATE EXPERIENCE
 Graduate School Policies
https://www.emich.edu/graduate/policies/index.php
 Graduate School Documents & Forms
https://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents_forms/index.php
 Thesis and dissertation
https://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.php
 Dates and deadlines
http://www.emich.edu/registrar/calendars/datesanddeadlines.php
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ACADEMIC LOAD
 Course Load –
 International students (SEVIS)
http://www.emich.edu/finaid/requirements/enrollment.php
FULL-TIME
¾ TIME
½ TIME
8 or more
6 or 7
4 or 5
.
Graduate
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PROGRAM OF STUDY (POS)
 Lists all courses to be taken in the graduate
program (sequence, timing)
 Contact graduate program coordinator/advisor
for it
 POS needs to be submitted by the program
coordinator to the Office of Records and
Registration
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TRANSFER OF CREDIT
 Up to 6 credits from another master degree
 Up to 12 credits from other graduate studies (no
degree received)
 Grades must be a “B” or better
 Must represent a letter grade (i.e., pass/fail & cr/no cr do
not transfer)
 MIGS – Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies:
course enrollment outside EMU but in Michigan at
specific universities
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INCOMPLETE GRADES
 “Incomplete” used when getting a B or better grade
for 50% of the work – faculty gives an “I” grade.
 Grade change: 1-3 years to complete the work.
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REPEATING COURSES
 A graduate course may be repeated once if the grade is
a B- or lower
 The second grade is used in the GPA calculation; first
grade will remain on the transcript.
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COURSE WITHDRAWAL
 Course Withdrawal – see course schedule on the
Records/Registration website for deadline dates!
 Process paperwork – don’t stop attending class and
assume the faculty know you withdrew
 Withdrawal Form – used when emergency situation (e.g.,
medical) can be documented
 Submit @ Records& Registration
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ACADEMIC PROBATION
 Probation – overall GPA below 3.0
 Three enrollment periods on probation, then dismissal
 Dismissal appeal possible
 Program Dismissal can also occur due to
unprofessional/unethical behavior or mutual
agreement that this is not the program for you.
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TIME TO DEGREE COMPLETION
 Max 6 years – master program
 Max 3 years – certificate program
 Max 6/7 years – specialist degree
 Max 7 years – doctoral studies
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FORMS
During your academic work, there are changes
that need to be made to your transcript or your
academic record. The forms used to make these
changes are at:
http://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents_form
s/index.php
GRADUATION
 Graduation information:
http://www.emich.edu/registrar/graduation/
 You must apply for graduation via you’re my.emich account – 2nd
week of the semester
 There is a fee and it will be posted to your student account
 Commencement information:
http://www.emich.edu/commencement/index.php
 Must get tickets prior to the day of the ceremony (six tickets available
for each graduate at no cost)
 Must order regalia ahead of time
 Timeline depends on whether it is a December or April ceremony
TIPS
 Communicate with your Advisor and faculty members
regularly
 Do not let problems fester
 If you do not know specifically who to call for help, call
the Graduate School and if we can’t help you, we can
direct you to the appropriate person
 The job of every person on this campus is student
success, so let us help you when you need it
BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE
PROGRAM AT EMU!
WWW.EMICH.EDU/GRADUATE/
734.487.4877
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