TA Training - The Graduate School

Report
Directors and
Coordinators
of Graduate
Studies
October 3, 2013
I.
Introductions
II.
Updates
III.
Discussion
a.
b.
TA Training
Professional Doctorates—
Dissertations
AGENDA
Introductions
New Graduate School Staff
•
Shama Akhtar, Senior Research Analyst
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Anna De Cheke Qualls, Senior Advisor, Hobsons
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Brian Gharala, IT Advisor
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Nikkie Kyhse-Andersen, International Intern
•
Katherine McAdams, Ombuds Officer for Graduate Students
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Ana Perez, Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Diversity
Evolving Map of Graduate School
Graduate Council
DEAN
Board of Visitors
CADGE
Administrative Assistant
GAAC
Special Advisors
Office of Graduate
Education & Learning
Office of Graduate Student
Success
Ombuds Officer
Office of Fellowships and
Awards
Academic Standards and
Policies Officer
Office of International
Initiatives
Graduate Diversity
Advisory Committee
Assistant Dean & Chief
of Staff
Office of Diversity and
Inclusion
Communications Officer
Office of External Relations
Finance and Administration
Senior Research Analyst
Graduate & Professional
Admissions
Graduate Student/Faculty
Academic Services
Graduate Information and
Systems
PCC Committee
Updates
Graduate Degrees – Spring 2013
450
12
400
350
48
300
250
200
399
3
150
42
57
100
33
2
50
0
33
15
46
103
65
1
151
115
76
301
73
107
17
Masters
4
3
Doctoral
10
25
Fall Applicants, Admission, Enrollments
Fall 2012
Fall 2013
Fa12 - Fa13
% Change
11,169
10,480
-6%
Masters
5,550
5,310
-4%
Doctoral
5,102
4,642
-9%
International
11,554
12,119
5%
Masters
6,486
7,468
15%
Doctoral
5,001
4,592
-8%
3,175
3,372
6%
Masters
2,026
2,263
12%
Doctoral
717
682
-5%
International
1,570
1,796
14%
Masters
1,206
1,370
14%
Doctoral
310
387
25%
2,249
2,210
-2%
Masters
1,399
1,430
2%
Doctoral
496
436
-12%
International
1,167
1,125
-4%
Masters
855
803
-6%
Doctoral
261
284
9%
Applicants
Domestic
Applied
Domestic
Admitted
Domestic
Enrolled (new)
Hobsons Apply Yourself

Implementation in March 2014
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Application Development Underway
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o
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Development of collateral pieces
o
o
o
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Create one application
Implement AppReview Module
Application requirements matrix
Application instructions
Communication and reporting
DGS/CGS roles
Fellowships and Awards
10 Flagship Fellowships
4 colleges, 9 departments
6 McNair Fellowships
4 colleges, 5 departments
41 Summer Research Fellowships
8 colleges, 32 departments
4 Kulkarni Summer Research
2 colleges, 3 departments
49 Wylie Dissertation Fellowships
7 colleges, 40 departments
11 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowships
5 colleges, 11 departments
16 All-S.T.A.R. Fellowships
12 colleges, 16 departments
5 International Graduate Research (IGRF)
4 colleges, 4 departments
4 Other Fellowships and Awards
3 colleges, 4 departments
Diversity Initiatives
•
Preparing URM Students at Universities at Shady Grove for
Graduate Studies
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Dissertation House in Winter and Summer Sessions
•
Conference on Fisher v. U of Texas at Austin (April 10, 2014)
International Initiatives
•
UMD/U of Tübingen Joint International Project in Neuroscience, Cognitive
Science, and Bioscience
•
UMD/U College Cork Joint Graduate Seminar and Research Project on
Frederick Douglass
•
International Graduate Research Fellowships with universities in Israel, South
Africa, China, Korea, Japan
Fundraising and External Relations
•
Fundraising for GS Fellowships and Awards Programs: 50 prospects, 25 inperson visits, $380k in gifts (AY 12-13)
•
Presentation on graduate fellowships at Board of Trustees and Inaugural
Graduate School Alumni Award at Awards Gala (October 2013)
•
GS Office for External Relations: current staff, Communications Director,
part-time full-time Development Officer (AY 13-14)
•
Planning incentive programs for collegiate fund raising for graduate student
support
•
Planning alumni meetings in California, Latin America, Taiwan
External Grant Funding
•
•
PROMISE: AGEP Maryland Transformation
o
NSF AGEP Award (Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate)
o
$1.75M total, $733 to UMD
o
Increase number of URM doctoral graduates entering professoriate in STEM fields
o
Recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement programs available to students across USM
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
o
Consortium of 25 research universities
o
NSF Grant for 3 years at $53,000/year
o
Connect UM STEM learning communities that seek to prepare future faculty
o
Programs targeted toward post-doctoral fellows and international graduate students
Office for Graduate Teaching and Learning
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Double focus
o
Graduate teaching and learning
o
TA teaching of undergraduates
Pyramidal Structure
o
Graduate School: coordination, campus programming, training trainers, resources, incentives.
o
Colleges and Programs: development of programs and initiatives appropriate to disciplines.
Current Initiatives
o
Graduate Student Writing
o
Graduate Outcomes Assessment
o
Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate Inventory
Planned Initiatives
o
TA Training
o
Financial literacy
o
Professional preparation
Coffee Break
Discussion
•
TA Training
•
Professional Doctorates—
Dissertations
TA Training
•
Form and charge GC Task Force on TA Training
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Create pyramidal structure for TA Training: GS, colleges, programs
•
Research best practices and make recommendations
Professional Doctorates—Dissertations
•
Form and charge GC Task Force on Professional Doctorates
•
Consult experts at UMD and elsewhere
•
Research best practices and make recommendations

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