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March Reminders from the Graduate College

March Reminders from the Graduate College

Special Professional Development Issue

Spring is right around the corner – in fact, we will all “spring ahead” with Daylight Saving Time this Sunday the 12th. The College of Graduate Studies is also springing ahead with the continuous planning and adding of new professional development opportunities. We have provided more interactive workshops, which have been very well-received, such as the Elevator Pitch  – Presenting Yourself in partnership with Career Services and Editing Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile with Mary Jo Borden of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We have also cross-promoted with the Career Center, University Libraries, and the College of Medicine in an effort to bring awareness to other professional development opportunities and increase participation. We are working on a survey that will attempt to uncover what you want and need in professional and personal development, but you don’t have to wait for the survey to let us know. You can email suggestions to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu or a personal communication to Dean Amanda at Amanda.Bryant-Friedrich@utoledo.edu .

In our communication last month, we shared some upcoming changes at the College of Graduate Studies, including a request for proposals for new graduate programs. As the university strives to develop its new strategic directions, it is important that graduate education remain actual, relevant and the highest of quality. If you have a graduate program in mind that you would like to see the University of Toledo offer, please respond to the request for proposals by going to the New or Modified Graduate Program Proposals website : http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/gradproposals.html. This proposal will be accessible to graduate students as well as faculty and we encourage collaborative proposals between all constituents.   All proposals should be submitted by midnight, April 30, 2017.

College of Graduate Studies Current Students
MyUT Portal Graduate Tab
419.530.GRAD (4723)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. We have added workshops for the summer semester with more to follow. Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


Week of March 13 – 17  

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER! NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES – Career Services

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Networking is essential for career development and job search techniques, but even the most confident of us can get tongue-tied when starting conversations with potential employers. Learn the guidelines for communicating and networking with employers that will help you get your foot in the door! This program will teach you effective networking strategies, utilizing online resources to find employment, preparing employer presentations, and attending career fairs/recruitment events. This session is open to all graduate students CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Please bring a laptop with you to work on searches!

  • Monday, March 13th from 2 – 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Tuesday, March 14th from 4 -5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)

EDITING YOUR PERFECT LINKEDIN PROFILE

Did you know that LinkedIn completely changed their desktop platform in February? If you have not returned to your LinkedIn profile since you created it, or you are needing to take your profile to the next level, then this is the workshop for you! Our facilitator, Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed., from the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will be focused on assisting individuals update their LinkedIn profile to best suit their needs, with the primary focus being the development and/or improvement of the Profile Summary. She will be assisted by Teri Green of the College of Graduate Studies. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop. Special Bonus: Dress professionally if you wish to take a headshot photo to add to your LinkedIn account! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Prior to the workshop
Create your account at https://www.linkedin.com
Use this handout to review and edit your profile prior to the workshop: LinkedIn Tips and Profile Suggestions
Bring a laptop or tablet to work on your profile in the workshop

  • Thursday March 16, 2017 from NOON – 1:30 pm on Collier Building 2409 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Field House Room 1220 (Main Campus)

RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING – Library Workshop

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Access the library catalog, e-journal finder, and subject research databases / Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts / Create an interlibrary loan account

  • Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

INTERNET PRIVACY – Library Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to keep your personal information private online, helping you keep a Google search of your name positive! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to lock down your social media to the most private settings / What you agree to in a license agreement / How to see what potential employers will see on your social media accounts.
Best for: Undergraduates or those new to social media or anyone wanting to change their social media “footprint”

  • Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

Week of March 20 – 24

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT – Library Workshop

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote / How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work.

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management

  • Monday, March 20 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

Week of March 27 – March 31

RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING – Library Workshop

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Access the library catalog, e-journal finder, and subject research databases / Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts / Create an interlibrary loan account

  • Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

Week of April 3 – 7

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT – Library Workshop

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote / How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work.

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management

  • Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

COMPANY RESEARCH FOR THE JOB HUNT – Library Workshop

Going on a job interview? Want to write a targeted cover letter? Looking for companies in a particular location or industry? Learn how to use company research databases and company websites to assist your job hunt. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Use various research systems to retrieve information / Examine and compare information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias

Useful Links/Guides: Career & Job Information / Business Sources

  • Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 am in Carlson Library 1025

Week of April 10 – 14

PREPARE TO SUCCEED! EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES – Career Services Workshop

This program is designed to improve your interviewing skills and equip you for the next steps in the interview process. We will focus on the preparedness components and interviewing strategies of a successful interview. Preparation for an interview includes punctuality, a padfolio, and professional attire. Interviewing strategy includes answering interview-style questions and format-specific approaches to the various types of interviews including telephone, Skype, panel, and one-on-one meetings. These sessions are open to all graduate students CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, April 10th from 2 – 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Thursday, April 13th from 4 – 5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)

THE LITERATURE REVIEW – WRITE IT UP!

This program will cover the basics of organizing and writing your literature review in order to maximize your research. Activities designed to enhance skills in synthesizing and summarizing will be conducted and handouts will include annotated sample literature reviews and lists of questions to ask and answer as you write, which will help provide focus and structure to your writing. REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE.

  • Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 7:00pm (Main Campus location TBA)
  • Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30 – 7:00pm (Health Science Campus location TBA)

Coming this Summer!

DISSERTATION BOOT CAMP

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies, University Libraries, and the Writing Center

Three-day (15 hours) workshop providing dedicated space and time to focus on writing, access to librarians, and daily quick-topic tutorials. Facilitators will be available for one-on-one assistance. Healthy snacks and guided stretching breaks included! More details coming soon. REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE.

  • July or August
  • Thursday 4 – 9pm, Friday 1 – 6pm, Saturday 10-3pm
  • Carlson Library

More workshops being added for the summer include social mixers from Career Services, Beginner and Advanced LinkedIn creation and use, and library topics. Stay tuned!

Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


Cross Promotion with College of Medicine

***Please note that while the College of Medicine workshops are open to any interested graduate student, they are developed and facilitated by the College of Medicine, and any questions regarding registration, content, date, or location should be directed to Michelle Arbogast at 419-383-6248

COMMUNICATION/IMPROVISATION
Improving body language. Improv sessions. No props talk. Facilitated by James Stover – Theater Dept.

  • Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in TBA

MEDICAL WRITING CAREER
Facilitated by Jean Overmeyer and Nicole Northrop – MMS Holdings, Inc.

  • Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in TBA

SCIENCE POLICY CAREER
Speaker: M. Kair ElZarrad, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institutes of Health

  • Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in Collier Building Room 1050 (HSC)

INTERVIEW DO’S AND DON’T’S
Faciliated by Joan Trempe, former Director of the Academic Enrichment Center.

  • Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 – 6:30 in TBA

GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT

Graduation Application
Spring
If you missed the deadline to apply for Spring 2017 graduation, it’s not too late! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible. As the deadline has passed, we are unable to guarantee that your name will appear in the Spring Commencement Program. All graduation applications for Spring must be processed no later than May 5th.
Summer
It’s not too early to apply if you are planning for a Summer 2017 graduation (Deadline: May 26th)! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating.

Planning Information

Check out our newly updated Graduation Overview webpage for all information regarding graduation, commencement, diplomas, transcripts, fees, and more.

Degree Audits

Our office is working on getting out the spring degree audits, which will be sent to your UTAD email account, but you can print off one of our newly revised Graduation Completion Checklists to keep yourself on track in the meantime.

Commencement Ceremony Information – university wide, except College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Questions and suggestions?

Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing: Teri Green at teresa.green@utoledo.edu
All other colleges: Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


CAREER SERVICES RECRUITING EVENTS

Please visit http://www.utoledo.edu/success/career/events/ for Spring 2017 Recruitment Events and registration. Save the Date!

Events include: Paralegal Studies Career Fair, Peace Corps, Toledo Metroparks, College of Engineering Spring Career Expo, College of Nursing Career Fair, Toledo Zoo, College of Education UTEACH Job Fair, Family Service of NW Ohio, and more!


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

Events

“I can’t be a pessimist because I am alive”. Intersectional story-telling, educational agency, and mindful resistance under a U.S. autocracy. Join the GSA and the Judith herb College of Education and the College of Arts and Letters in welcoming Dra. Aurora Chang for a dynamic and interactive speaking engagement

March 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Health and Human Service building Room 1711 B & C.

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Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 14: Meeting at Main Campus in Student Union- Ingman Room, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 12: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Spring 2017 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

https://www.ohiolink.edu/sites/ohiolink.edu/files/WebsiteLogo.jpgFinal ETD Upload Deadline

Friday, April 28th by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center

ETD OPEN LABS: FORMATTING AND SUBMISSION

This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the OhioLINK ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Must bring own laptop for sessions on the Health Science Campus. Save your document to your laptop or H:drive or thumb drive. There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

  • Tuesday, April 11 from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, April 12 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, April 17 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu


ACADEMIC PLANNING

New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

  • If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

  • If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework
Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester
Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2017 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


January/February Reminders from the Graduate College

Message from the Dean

Welcome to 2017!  The New Year always provides an impetus to start fresh!  As the new semester begins think of it as your opportunity to freshen your view and sow new seeds to make your path greener and plant new flowers to add the joy and variety you desire in your present and your future.

In our effort to freshen our garden in the College of Graduate Studies, we will announce several changes over the next month.  We will see personnel changes, a request for proposals for new graduate programs and new professional and personal development options for our students and mentors.  As the university strives to develop its new strategic directions, it is important that graduate education remain actual, relevant and the highest of quality.  That is what you demand and that is what we strive to deliver.  If you have a graduate program in mind that you would like to see the University of Toledo offer, please respond to the request for proposals that will be announced within the next few weeks.  This proposal will be accessible to graduate students as well as faculty and we encourage collaborative proposals between all constituents.

As for professional and personal development, we want to offer what you need.  A survey will arrive in your email box soon requesting your input on the areas that you would like to see offered in this domain.  If you would like to send me a personal communication instead, please feel free to contact me at Amanda.bryant-friedrich@utoledo.edu.

I wish you all the best in the new semester and in the new year.  We will strive TOGETHER to create the future that we desire for our university, community, nation and world, one step at a time!

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Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Dr. rer. Nat
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

College of Graduate Studies Current Students
MyUT Portal Graduate Tab

419.530.GRAD (4723)


GRADUATION

For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2017 term, the application deadline is Friday, February 3rd. (Note, the Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an applicant for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for Summer 2017 graduation, please submit your graduation application by the spring deadline if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program. We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation!

Graduation – Your Questions, Answered!
This session provided students with important information and step-by-step instructions to ensure they can navigate the graduation process and stay on track to earn their degree in a timely manner without unnecessary delays. We recommend attending in the semester PRIOR to your graduation semester. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session you wish to attend.

· Wednesday, March 1 from 12 – 1 pm in TBA (Main Campus)
· Wednesday, March 1 from 12 – 1 pm in Collier Building 1210 (Health Science Campus)

Questions & suggestions may be directed to Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


2017 FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS DEADLINE

All applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Award descriptions and applications are available on the College of Graduate Studies website: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/scholarships/index.html.

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CAREER SERVICES RECRUITING EVENTS

Please visit http://www.utoledo.edu/success/career/events/ for Spring 2017 Recruitment Events and registration. Save the Date!

Events include: Paralegal Studies Career Fair, Peace Corps, Toledo Metroparks, College of Engineering Spring Career Expo, College of Nursing Career Fair, Toledo Zoo, College of Education UTEACH Job Fair, Family Service of NW Ohio, and more!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. We may add a few more workshops in March and April, and if we do, we will send out an email bulletin to notify you.

Week of February 13 – 17

· Starting Your Literature Review: Ready, Set, Go! (MC)

Week of February 20 – 24

· The Elevator Pitch – Presenting Yourself (MC & HSC)
· ETD Preparation and Submission Overview (MC & HSC)

Week of February 27 – March 3
· Graduation – Your Questions, Answered! (MC & HSC)

Week of March 13 – 17
· How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes (MC & HSC)
· Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies (MC & HSC)

Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

Events

The Graduate Student Association is proud to present the 8th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the University of Toledo. This event has been recognized as a premiere event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. Here at the University of Toledo we strive to improve the world around us by advancing research and education to the cutting edge. We look forward to hosting individuals from around the nation in what promises to be an outstanding day for all involved.

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Meetings

· Wednesday, February 15: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
· Tuesday, March 14: Meeting at Main Campus in Student Union- Ingman Room, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
· Wednesday, April 12: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Spring 2017 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

Final ETD Upload Deadline
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Friday, April 28th by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center

ETD Preparation and Submission Overview

This session provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETDs) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College. A “live” navigation through our ETD resource website and the OhioLINK ETD Center is included. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

· Tuesday, February 21, from 12 – 1 in Collier Building 1220 (Health Science Campus)
· Wednesday, February 22 from 4 – 5 in Carlson Library 1025 (Main Campus)

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu


ACADEMIC PLANNING

New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

· If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

· If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework
Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester
Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2017 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


November 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Message from the Dean

The University of Toledo is planning for the future.  The College of Graduate Studies is an integral part of this process.  As your college, it is vitally important that your voice be heard.  There have been many opportunities for students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide input as the Strategic Plan is being developed.  As your representative to the committee developing this plan, I am offering you the opportunity to share your comments with me. It is clear to me that as graduate students at this institution, you have insightful ideas as to what is going great and what may not be so great, what you see in your future and what you would like to see for the future of the institution.  Now it is time to let those know who can make your vision a reality.

Please provide your comments to me today!  Amanda.bryant-friedrich@utoledo.edu

A perfect opportunity for you to share your ideas with me in person is the upcoming Coffee with COGS to be held on November 14 (UHall 3300) and November 17 (Mulford Library 113).  This event is especially for those who are in our graduate programs as well as those who would like to know what graduate programs we offer.  I am asking all graduate students to drop by one of the two events and share a coffee, tea or hot chocolate with me, our staff and other members of the graduate community.   I hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful November, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the celebration of Thanksgiving.  As members of the UT family we all have something to be thankful for!


Most Sincerely,

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Dr. rer. Nat
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

College of Graduate Studies Current Students
MyUT Portal Graduate Tab

419.530.GRAD (4723)


COFFEE WITH COGS

Join the Dean and her staff for an informative and fun conversation on degree programs and the support services that the College of Graduate Studies provides for prospective and current graduate students, faculty, and staff at the University of Toledo, including:

  • Professional Development
  • Graduation Services
  • Funding Opportunities
  • ETD Preparation, Submission, and Publishing
  • Graduate Student Association

Main Campus: Monday, November 14, 2016 in University Hall 3300 from 8:30 – 11:00 am
Health Science Campus: Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Mulford Library 113 from 8:30 – 11:00 am

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT! https://www.facebook.com/UTCOGS/events/


GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT
Applicants for Fall Graduation

If you missed the deadline to apply for Fall 2016, please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible – it’s not too late! (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) Applications not accepted after the last day of the semester.

University Commencement

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 – Please review the detailed information available on the University’s Commencement webpage, including the commencement guide, tassel colors, cap & gown, directions & parking, and accessibility needs. This ceremony includes all doctoral candidates from all colleges, and graduate students from all colleges with the exception of Engineering and Law.
 
Spring 2017 Graduation
 
February 3, 2017 deadline – Apply now!

Questions & suggestions may be directed to Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. We may add a few more workshops in late November or early December, and if we do, we will send out an email bulletin to notify you.

Week of November 7 – 11

  • Library Research – Getting Started
  • Database Essentials
  • Last-minute Research Tips: Learn from a Seasoned PRO(crastinator)
  • Graduate Research in the Disciplines: Social Sciences & Business & Engineering

Week of November 14 – 18

  • Library Research – Getting Started
  • Student Textbook Options
  • Database Essentials
  • Endnote Citation Management System
  • Tips and Tricks with Engineering E-Books

Week of December 5 – 9

  • How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes
  • Copyright and Authoring 101: Vital Information for Graduate Students Creators and Consumers

Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

Events

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Friday, November 11th – You are cordially invited to the Graduate Student Fall Mixer hosted by the GSA. This event will be held at Table Forty4 Restaurant and Bar, conveniently located in downtown Toledo’s entertainment district. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available beginning at 8 pm in the upstairs banquet room. Entertainment will feature “DJ Scholar and 4.0 Entertainment” and there is no cover charge.

This event is a unique opportunity to network with fellow graduate students in a fun-filled atmosphere outside the classroom. If anyone has specific questions regarding the event, please feel free to email the Graduate Student Association. We look forward to seeing you!

LAST CALL: Annual GSA Graduate Research Award

The application for the annual GSA Graduate Research Award is now active. The purpose of the GSA Graduate Research Award is to provide financial support up to $2,000.00 per recipient for costs associated with approved research projects required for the degree that are not covered by other resources.

Deadline and Application

  • Friday, November 18, 2016 by 5:00 pmApplications are due
  • Complete application HERE and follow directions to submit supplemental material

Review additional important information regarding eligibility and other requirements HERE

Meetings

  • Tuesday, November 8 in Student Union Ingman Room from 6 – 8 pm on Main Campus
  • Wednesday, December 7 in HEB 105 from 6 – 8 pm on Health Science Campus

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Fall 2016 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

Final ETD Upload Deadline
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Friday, December 9, 2016 by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center

ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission

This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the  OhioLINK  ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Must bring own laptop for sessions on the Health Science Campus . Bring your laptop or save your document to Dropbox (or similar program) or to a thumb drive for sessions on Main Campus (library computer classroom). There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance.

  • Tuesday, November 29  from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, November 30 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, December 5 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu


ACADEMIC PLANNING

New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

  • If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

  • If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework

Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester

Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Fall 2016 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


OCTOBER 2016 REMINDERS FROM THE GRADUATE COLLEGE

October Reminders from the Graduate College

Message from the Dean

It is with great excitement that I greet you and welcome you to a new academic year. For those of you who are new to the University of Toledo, I hope you are finding your way around campus and the Toledo community and that you are making yourself at home. For our new students as well as those who are returning to campus, I hope this year is filled with the joy and excitement of new scholarly discoveries and the creation and acquisition of new knowledge, while you enjoy exploration and the development of the skills you need to move successfully to your goals.

For me, July 1st of 2016 represented a new beginning. On that day, I assumed the role of Dean of your College of Graduate Studies filling the very large shoes left by Dean Komuniecki. I have been in the professoriate for over seventeen years. I have trained many graduate students, undergraduates and other scholars over this time in the fields of Chemistry, and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. With a love for all aspects of the job, I have always found mentoring of researchers, and particularly those at the graduate level, rewarding. It is this love for graduate students and their pursuit of new knowledge that I bring to this position. As it is with all things new, I am learning more now than ever before (believe it or not, even more than my first years of graduate school) and I am always thinking of how what I am learning can make your experience better, more fulfilling and how can I help each and every one of you succeed.

I welcome you to reach out to me at any time to let me know what we can do to help you. I will post articles and important information about being a graduate student and a professional on the Facebook Page of the University Of Toledo College Of Graduate Studies. If you wish to communicate with me about these interesting tidbits, please feel free to do so. We are planning events for the near future to bring you to the office of graduate studies to meet us and find out what our office has to offer. Keep a lookout for this announcement.

I do not take it for granted that you chose the University of Toledo for your graduate studies. I know that you had other options but you have entrusted this important part of your academic career to the faculty, staff, and administration of this institution. For this I say thank you and let me know how we can assist you on your journey!


Most Sincerely,

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Dr. rer. Nat
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

College of Graduate Studies Current Students
MyUT Portal Graduate Tab

419.530.GRAD (4723)

     


 

COFFEE WITH COGS


Join the Dean and her staff for an informative and fun conversation on degree programs and the support services that the College of Graduate Studies provides for prospective and current graduate students, faculty, and staff at the University of Toledo.  The first Coffee With COGS will be held in early November in the morning – date coming soon—so keep an eye out for more details. We can’t wait to meet you!


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Fall 2016 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


#TUESDAY tidbits
The College of Graduate Studies will be in the Student Union’s Trimble Lounge from 10 – noon on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to offer you an opportunity to connect with some of our staff and discover resources that will help guide your path to graduation!


ACADEMIC PLANNING

New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

·         If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

·         If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework

Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester

Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


GRADUATION

Applicants for Fall Graduation

For students planning to graduate in the Fall 2016 term, the APPLICATION deadline was Friday, September 16th, but it’s not too late to submit! (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) Applying for graduation early is vital in order to provide a timely and accurate degree audit, as well as ensure you are included in the commencement program.  We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation!

Graduation–Your Questions, Answered!

An overview of the steps to preparing for graduation for certificate, masters and doctoral students. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.

·         Wednesday, October 19th from 12-1 pm in Building/Room TBA (Main Campus)

·         Wednesday, October 19th from 12-1 in Collier Building Room 1200 (Health Science Campus)

To register, please visit the current Professional Development Program Calendar

Questions & suggestions may be directed to Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Fall 2016 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation & Submission

ETD Process Overview

An overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETD) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College. Also covered is the timeline for scheduling defenses, and addressing intellectual property issues such as copyright, publication agreements, patent applications, public defenses, and etc.  It is recommended that you attend this workshop the semester prior to the one in which you will graduate.

·         Tuesday, October 18th from 12-1 pm in Collier Building Room 1220 (Health Science Campus)

·         Wednesday, October 19th from 4-5 in Carlson Library Room 1025 (Main Campus)

Online registration will be available on the Professional Development Program Calendar

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

·         General  Meeting: Wednesday, October 12 in HEB 105 from 6 – 8 pm on Health Science Campus

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar

Annual GSA Graduate Research Award

The application for the annual GSA Graduate Research Award is now active. The purpose of the GSA Graduate Research Award is to provide financial support up to $2,000.00 per recipient for costs associated with approved research projects required for the degree that are not covered by other resources.

Eligibility Criteria

1.       UT Masters and Doctoral Students in good academic standing

2.       Must be enrolled in a research course (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience) that is part of an approved Plan of Study at UT for the Spring 2017 academic semester

3.       Research must be approved by Major advisor (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience)

4.       Applicants may not submit more than one proposal

5.       Students may not receive more than one Graduate Research Award

Deadline and Application

·         Applications due by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016

·         Complete application HERE and follow directions to submit supplemental material

·         Review additional important information regarding requirements HERE


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in.

We are in the process of adding additional programs in several areas over the next two weeks, as well as finalizing dates and locations. Online registrations will be added as soon as dates and locations are confirmed. Once the calendar is complete, a special email will go out containing the details and registration links! Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu

CAREER SERVICES (Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services)


CAREER FAIR
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Student Union Auditorium
9 am – 1 pm
CAREER PREP SESSIONS
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 13
Monday, October 17
12 – 1 pm in Student Union Room 2591


APRIL 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Happy Spring! We hope your semester has gone well and will continue to do so as we near the end. Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website and to contact us with any questions.
Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT
 
 
Graduation Clearance
This process begins on May 11th and continues for 30 days. Students will be notified via their Rockets email address when they have been cleared or if there are outstanding requirements. Once cleared, the Registrar’s Office is notified. If the student’s account is current, the diploma will be mailed out to the address listed on the graduation application or will be available for pick-up if noted on the application.
·         If you missed the Spring 2016 graduation application deadline, we are still accepting late applications through the MyUT portal.
·         If your degree requirements include completion of a thesis or dissertation, please note the submission deadline for that document is Friday, April 29th
Summer 2016 Graduation Application Deadline – May 27th
·         Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating
o   Please note: There is a one-time (per graduate degree program) Graduation Services Fee of $100 assessed prior to degree conferral. This is assessed the first time you apply for graduation from a graduate degree program. Once your application has been processed, the fee will not be refunded. If you find it necessary to withdraw your application and apply for a future term, you will not be assessed this fee again.
 

ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS
 
Final Document Submission for Spring 2016 – Friday, April 29th
 
Electronic submission of theses and dissertations is mandatory. You are required to upload your ETD in PDF format to the OhioLINK ETD Center. All submission information can be found here: SUBMISSION
 
Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms no later than 15 business days prior to your scheduled defense. These forms are required, even if you turn them in late. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu
 
·         Defense
·         Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
 
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list
 
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission
·         Tuesday, April 19 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
·         Wednesday, April 20 from 3 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
·         Thursday, April 21 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
 
 
ACADEMIC PLANNING
Graduation Workshop
·         Tuesday, June 7 from 12 – 1 in CL Room 1035 (MC)
·         Wednesday, June 8 from 4 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
 
 
 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
From the Carlson Library
 
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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)
7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
 
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For any questions about the event, please email Graduatestudentassociation@gmail.com

 
Have you filed your Plan of Study?
 
If you have not yet filed your Plan of Study with the College of Graduate Studies, please remember that it is required prior to the completion of 12 credit hours, (prior to 6 hours for Certificate programs). The plan must be approved by through the channels of your academic college before being submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. We understand that changes may be necessary as you progress in your program, but the intent of the plan is to provide focus and direction for your graduate degree program.  A Plan of Study should be written to fulfill the minimum required courses/credit hours for your degree. This helps to ensure that the most direct path to degree completion is listed.
 

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MARCH 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website and to contact us with any questions.
Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

GRADUATION
If you missed the deadline to apply for Spring 2016 graduation, it’s not too late! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible. As the deadline has passed, we are unable to guarantee that your name will appear in the Spring Commencement program.
 
It’s not too early to apply if you are planning for Summer 2016 graduation [Deadline: May 27th]. Information to assist in the planning process is available below. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating.
 

ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the DEADLINES associated with the submission process. Resources for PREPARATION andSUBMISSION are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service.
Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms no later than two weeks before your scheduled defense. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu
  • Format Review: Friday, April 1, 2016
  • Required Forms*: No later than 15 business days prior to scheduled date of defense  [Acceptance Form* & Intellectual Protection Form*]
  • Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Prepare to Succeed! Effective Interviewing Techniques
  • Monday, March 14 in COB 1220 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (HSC)
  • Wednesday, March 23 in SU 2591 from 2 – 3 pm (MC)
Dine with Style: Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • Wednesday, April 6 in the Ingman Room, Student Union from 6 – 8 pm (MC)
    • Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services – featuring UT etiquette expert, Kirsten Winek, J.D.
    • Professional dress and registration is required.
 GRADUATE WRITING
The Literature Review: The Foundation for Focused Research
  • Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in TBA on Main Campus
 THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission
  • Tuesday, April 19 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
  • Wednesday, April 20 from 3 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
  • Thursday, April 21 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
 

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)
7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ronald Delph from Eastern Michigan University presenting “Four Decades of European Travel with Homer, Henry Adams, and Virgil.”
Participants will be able to compete for awards in the following categories:
  • Poster Presentation
  • Oral Presentation
  • AWIS Award (top woman in a STEM field presenting at conference)
  • Sigma Xi UT chapter Award.
 
All conference participants will receive an invitation to the awards dinner following the graduate student symposium.
 
  • If you are interested in presenting a poster, abstract, or slide presentation, please register (free) by March 19th CLICK HERE
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please register by March 26th CLICK HERE
 
For any questions about the event, please email Graduatestudentassociation@gmail.com

 
Have you filed your Plan of Study?
 
If you have not yet filed your Plan of Study with the College of Graduate Studies, please remember that it is required prior to the completion of 12 credit hours, (prior to 6 hours for Certificate programs). The plan must be approved by through the channels of your academic college before being submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. We understand that changes may be necessary as you progress in your program, but the intent of the plan is to provide focus and direction for your graduate degree program.  A Plan of Study should be written to fulfill the minimum required courses/credit hours for your degree. This helps to ensure that the most direct path to degree completion is listed.
 

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February Reminders from Graduate College

FEBRUARY 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and the most updated information important to your graduate experience at U.T. and to contact us with any questions.

Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents OR http://bit.ly/UTCGS (Shortcut)

Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

Email: GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


DEADLINE FOR COGS 2016 ANNUAL FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

All application deadlines are Friday, February 12, 2016

CLICK HERE for complete descriptions, criteria and applications


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2016 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the spring semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students – CLICK HERE

Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules – CLICK HERE

For questions regarding Orientation, please – EMAIL US


SUMMER REGISTRATION

Important Dates for Summer Registration – CLICK HERE

Schedule of Classes and Live Search – CLICK HERE


GRADUATION

For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, the APPLICATION deadline was Friday, January 29th, however we are still accepting applications (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for Summer graduation, please submit your graduation application as soon as possible if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program. However, please note, as the deadline has passed, we can no longer guarantee that your name will appear in the program. We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation! Plan to attend this important information session:

 

Graduation–Your Questions, Answered!
An overview of the steps to preparing for graduation for certificate, masters and doctoral students. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.

·         Tuesday, March 1st from 12-1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1035 (MC)

·         Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-5 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 


ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS

For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the DEADLINES associated with the submission process. Resources for PREPARATION andSUBMISSION are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service. Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms when you schedule your defense. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu

Format Review: Friday, April 1, 2016

Required Forms*: No later than 15 business days prior to scheduled date of defense  [Acceptance Form* & Intellectual Protection Form*]

Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT

How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes

·         Monday, February 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm  in COB 1220 on Health Science Campus

·         Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Carlson Library 1027 on Main Campus

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies

·         Wednesday, February 17 in Carlson Library Room 1025 from 2 – 3 pm

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Prepare to Succeed! Effective Interviewing Techniques

·         Monday, March 14 in COB 1220 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (HSC)

·         Wednesday, March 23 in SU 2591 from 2 – 3 pm (MC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

GRADUATE WRITING

Consulting Your Compass: The Dissertation Proposal

·         Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in FH 1230 Main Campus

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

THESIS AND DISSERTATION

ETD Preparation and Submission Overview

·         Wednesday, February 17 from 12 – 1 in CL 1027 (MC)

·         Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 in COB 1210 (HSC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Ø  Professional Development Calendar 2015-2016

Ø  Resources – Academic, Professional & Personal

 


 

SPRING JOB FAIRS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GAs

 

International Student Employment Event and Prep Sessions – Sponsored by CELCS and CISP

·         Event: Wednesday, March 2 from 8:30 – 12:00 pm in Student Union Auditorium

·         Preps: Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 and 5 – 6 pm in SU 2591

                        Thursday, February 25 from 4 – 6 pm in SU 2591

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

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UT Graduate Assistant Job Fair – Sponsored by the Student Affairs Division

Some positions include: Graduate Hall Directors, Counseling Services, Student Programming & more

·         Friday, February 26 from 9 – 4 pm in Student Union Room 3016

·         Must register online by Wednesday, February 17, 2016

·         Questions? Contact: ga@utoledo.edu or Evita.Parks@utoledo.edu

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

Call for Student Presentations

7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. For more information, contact Eric C. Prichard, GSA President at eric.prichard@utoledo.edu

Please visit the GSA web site to register to present either a poster or slide presentation:  CLICK HERE.


FYRP (For Your Reading Pleasure)

5 Tested Tips to Battle Burnout with Better Self-Care

 

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January Reminders from Graduate College

Welcome to Spring term 2016! 

As we begin the new year, I wanted to ensure you were aware of the new Graduate Student Enrollment Status Policy that is effective beginning with the Fall 2015 term.  After almost a year of discussions, the new policy was signed by the President back on June 1, 2015. The College of Graduate Studies has worked very hard to keep all constituencies informed about this change.  College Deans, Associate Deans and Business Managers as well as the Graduate Council and Graduate Student Association, and Offices of the Provost, Registrar, and Financial Aid were all involved/notified of this change.  I would encourage you to review the information available at the links below.  Please be sure to contact your advisor with any questions related to the specific registration requirements of your graduate program.
I also want to take this opportunity to remind you that the College of Graduate Studies staff are here to assist you and to encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and information important to your graduate experience at UT.
With my best wishes in your academic and professional pursuits during the coming year!

Patricia R. Komuniecki, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and

Dean, College of Graduate Studies
College of Graduate Studies Homepage
http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/index.html

Graduation
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, the
APPLICATION deadline is Friday, January 29th. (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for summer graduation, please submit your graduation application by the spring deadline if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program.  We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation! Register online to attend this important information session:
Graduation–Your Questions, Answered!
An overview of the steps to preparing for graduation for certificate, masters and doctoral students. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.
·         Tuesday, March 1st from 12-1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1035 (MC)
·         Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-5 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)
Register online:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the deadlines*** associated with the submission process. Resources for formatting and submitting are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service.
                ***The deadline flyer has been newly updated for Spring, and contains revised deadlines for the                 Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and the Intellectual Protection and Patent   Sign-off form. The forms themselves have also been updated to better address issues of             intellectual property and ensure the coordination of the defense accordingly.
ETD Preparation and Submission Overview
This program provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETDs) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College office. A “live” navigation through our ETD resource website and the OhioLINK ETD Center is included.
·         Wednesday, February 17 from 12 – 1 in Carlson Library Room 1027 (MC)
·         Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)
                Register online:

 
COGS 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
Applications are now being accepted for 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards! 
All application deadlines are February 12, 2016.
Complete descriptions, criteria and applications are located on the College of Graduate Studies website: 
http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/scholarships/index.html. 
·         Current Graduate Students:
Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award
Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award

Robert N. Whiteford Memorial Scholarship
·         Prospective Graduate Students:*
University Fellowship

Graduate Opportunity Assistantship Award (GOAP)

McNair Scholars Award
            *The opportunities listed noted above are primarily for prospective graduate students; however,               in rare circumstances a first year graduate student may be considered.

Professional Development Programs
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring semester on the Professional Development Calendar linked below. Updates to the schedule will be occurring over the next few weeks, and email reminders will be sent out for programs occurring within 30 days.
FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
ACADEMIC PLANNING
Proactive Protection: Intellectual Property and Patentable Technology
ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT
How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies
International Student Prep Sessions for International Student Employment Event
GRADUATE WRITING
Consulting Your Compass: The Dissertation Proposal
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Preparation and Submission Overview
 

7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
Call for Student Presentations
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. Please visit the GSA web site to register to present either a poster or slide presentation.
Please contact Eric C. Prichard, GSA President, for more information.  eric.prichard@utoledo.edu
 
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December Reminders from Graduate College

DECEMBER 2015 Important Reminders from the Graduate College
Please take a few moments to review important information regarding upcoming programs and deadlines. We encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and the most updated information important to your graduate experience at U.T.

From Dean Komuniecki:
Best wishes to all of you for a successful end of the fall semester and the happiest of holiday seasons!  I would also like to say a special word of congratulations to all the students graduating this December—what a wonderful accomplishment!  I wish you all the best as you leave UT and ask that you stay in touch with us as you embark on your new careers.

Fall 2015 Commencement Information
http://www.utoledo.edu/commencement/
  •  Graduation Clearance– This process begins on Dec. 23 and continues for approximately 30 days.  Students will be notified via their Rockets email address when they have been cleared by the Graduate College or if there are outstanding requirements.  Once cleared, the Registrar’s office is notified to award the degree and prepare the diploma.  If the student’s account is current, the diploma will be mailed out (to the address listed on the graduation application) or will be available for pick-up (if noted on the application).
Spring Registration and Payment Information
  • Spring 2016 Add/Drop Dates
 
It’s not too early to plan for Spring 2016 graduation!  
 
  • The application deadline is January 29, 2016. (Reminder: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) Please take a look at the  ETD Deadlines and talk with your advisor to make sure you are on track to meet all deadlines:
 
          Contact Information: Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu [Graduation Services Specialist]
 
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Information
 
  • Submission

         Upload ETD PDF to OhioLINK by Friday, December 11, 2015

          http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/etd/

  •  Forms
           Contain all required signatures and submitted to COGS office by Friday, December 18, 2015
           Approval of Thesis or Approval of Dissertation
           Intellectual Property and Patent Sign-Off
 
              Contact Information: Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu [Thesis and Dissertation Services Specialist]
 
COGS 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
  •  The College of Graduate Studies announces availability of its 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards! 
           Complete descriptions, criteria and applications are located on the College of Graduate Studies website: 
           All application deadlines are February 12, 2016.
  •  Current Graduate Students:
    Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award
    Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award

    Robert N. Whiteford Memorial Scholarship
  • Prospective Graduate Students:*
    University Fellowship

    Graduate Opportunity Assistantship Award (GOAP)

    McNair Scholars Award
          *The opportunities listed above are primarily for prospective graduate students; however, in rare circumstances a first year graduate student may be considered.
 
Professional Development Programs
· These have concluded for the Fall term, but please check the website now and again near the beginning of Spring term as we add new programs. Register online to attend a program. http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/professionaldev/
  • We have several writing workshops, including one just for PhD students completing a dissertation, interviewing and networking sessions from Career Services, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer sessions to help you plan your academic career (planned for late January), and more. Get ready to Rocket Through Spring!
 
Contact Information: Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu

November Reminders from the Graduate College

November Reminders from the Graduate College

Please take a few moments to review important information regarding upcoming programs and deadlines.  We would encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and information important to your graduate experience at U.T.


GRADUATION

If you missed the deadline to apply for Fall 2015, please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible…it’s not too late!

  • Commencement – Please review the detailed information available online http://www.utoledo.edu/commencement/
  • Spring 2016 Graduation – Apply now! January 29, 2016 deadline

Plan early. Information to assist in the planning process is available on the Graduate College Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/graduation/

Questions? Please contact Elissa Falcone, Graduation Services Specialist at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu and she will be happy to assist you.

 


ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) PROCESSES & DEADLINES

  • Schedule Defense – Work with your chair/department to schedule your defense far enough in advance to allow you time to make any requested changes before the final ETD upload deadline
  • Format Review Deadline – Friday, November 13, 2015
    • ETDs submitted after the deadline will have a longer turnaround time, but will still be reviewed. If you have not yet requested a format review, please do so to ensure we have time to review and respond prior to the final document upload deadline
  • Final ETD Upload Deadline – Friday, December 11, 2015
    • ETDs uploaded after this date will not be accepted and you will be ineligible for Fall graduation
  • ETD Process in 3 Easy Steps!

Questions? Please contact Teri Green, Thesis and Dissertation Services Specialist at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu and she will be happy to assist you.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We are always open to suggestions for future programming, and we strive to offer relevant and timely programs and resources for any need, whether it be Academic Enrichment or Planning, Writing, or even Career. Please visit our AY 2015-2016 Calendar as well as our Resources – Academic, Professional & Personal tabs here:http://utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/professionaldev/

  • Conference Participation: Proposals, Papers, Panels, Posters

This program will present generic conventions and expectations of conference participation. Various examples from different disciplines and types of conferences will be referenced and guest speakers will be invited to share their own experiences at conferences. We will also discuss the Midwestern Graduate Research Symposium, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Please register online for this session: REGISTER HERE

  • Tuesday, November 17 from 4 – 6 pm  in Field House Room 1140 (Main Campus)
  • Thursday, November 19 from 4 – 6 pm in Collier Building Room 1220 (Health Science Campus)
  • ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission

This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the OhioLINK ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Please bring your laptop or save your document to Dropbox (or similar program) or to a thumb drive and bring it with you to the lab. There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance. Please register online for the session(s) you wish to attend. REGISTER HERE

  • Tuesday, December 1  from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (Main Campus)
  • Wednesday, December 2 from 3 – 5 in COB 1220 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, December  3 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (Main Campus)

Questions? Please contact Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


 

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

LAST CALL for GSA Graduate Research Awards for AY 2015-2016

 

The purpose of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Graduate Research Award is to provide financial support up to $2,000.00 per recipient for costs associated with approved research projects required for the degree that are not covered by other resources. Tuition, stipend, travel, and presentation expenses are excluded

  • DEADLINE for Award Application – Friday, November 20, 2015 by 5:00pm
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • UT Masters and Doctoral Students in good academic standing
    • Must be enrolled in a research course (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience) that is part of an approved Plan of Study at UT for the Spring 2016 academic semester
    • Research must be approved by Major advisor (Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience)
    • Applicants may not submit more than one proposal
    • Students may not receive more than one Graduate Research Award
  • Additional Criteria and Important Information
    • Funds need to be spent by June 1, 2016
    • If IRB approval is required, the IRB application must be approved by November 20, 2015 for award consideration
    • All applicants must have the completed GRAD form on file in COGS by November 20, 2015 or the application will not be reviewed. Graduate Research Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances (GRAD) form: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/academicprogramforms/
    • Graduate research advisor letter and award fund oversight (see application)
    • For human subject research requesting funds for incentives, additional University of Toledo policies and procedures must be followed. All funds must be spent by June 1, 2016. Carryover of cash or gift cards is not allowed. Further information will be provided at the time of award
    • Please use the template for budget

Questions? Please send inquiries to GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu