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  • Updated on Information in This Handbook. Who can help Where to find info Forestry Graduate Student Association Business office policies/procedures Computer facilities & resources Graduate degree requirements Assistantships. Forestry .

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    2. Information in This Handbook Who can help Where to find info Forestry Graduate Student Association Business office policies/procedures Computer facilities & resources Graduate degree requirements Assistantships

    3. Forestry Graduate Student Association (GSA) Primary Purpose Enhance graduate student personal, professional, and social experiences within the Department and University by: • promoting graduate student research and ideas, • furnishing a forum for interaction and communication among current, incoming, and prospective Forestry graduate students and departmental faculty and staff, and • when appropriate, advocating the position of the Forestry graduate students to the Department’s Chair, faculty, and other constituencies.

    4. Forestry Graduate Student Association (GSA) Membership • Forestry M.S. or Ph.D. student (advisor, co-advisor, or • committee member in the Forestry Department), and • Currently enrolled full or part-time • Faculty Advisor • To be determined • Meetings • Regular meetings held monthly • Officers • Elected at beginning of each semester • Term is one semester, with 2 term maximum

    5. Forestry Graduate Student Association (GSA) Recent Activities • Socials • Invited speakers • Newsletter • Reforest the Bluegrass • Spring coat drive • Pay raises for MS students • Pedagogy and course development • Participation in UK Grad Conference

    6. Forestry GSASpring 2010 Officers President: Ben Augustine ( Vice-President: Emma Witt ( Secretary: John Hast ( Financial Officer: Josh Felch ( Social Events Planner: Michael Shouse (;) Public Relations: Open Information Technology Specialist: Open

    7. Budget & Other Policies/Procedures

    8. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Leslie Queary Business Manager Room 216, 257-7611, Cheryl Estes Administrative Associate Room 105, 257-7596, Vacant Accounting Clerk Room 216, 257-2516 Reneé Williams Information Specialist Senior, Extension Room 216, 257-7597,

    9. Travel • Before trip • Fill out Travel Request form with supervisor signatures • Submit request to Leslie Queary (Room 216) • Enjoy your trip! • After trip • Complete travel voucher • Attach original receipts • Please include account number • Submit to Leslie • Need help? . . . Ask us!

    10. Budgets • Please direct all questions about your accounts and budgets to Leslie.

    11. HR and Payroll • Please direct all questions about any human resources aspects and payroll to Cheryl Estes in Room 105. • To make any changes to payroll - address change, account number change, etc. please see Cheryl.

    12. Worker’s Comp • If you are injured in the field or on the job, please call UK’s Worker’s Comp office at 800-440-6285 to file the report. (please carry this number in your wallet) • • Please see Cheryl if you have questions.

    13. MailingsFedEx and DHL • Next day and 2nd day shipments • Package item yourself • FedEx boxes in supply closet (Rm 116) • FedEx and DHL envelopes and labels in Rm 105 • Please bring package, completed labels, and acct # to Cheryl • International shipments also available through FedEx

    14. Mailings cont’dUPS • Ground shipments • Package item • Attach UPS meter card (blue) • Leave in mail room for pick up

    15. Mailings cont’dUSPS • Package item • Attach the domestic meter card (manila) • For international shipments, attach pink meter card • Leave in mail room for pick up

    16. Mailings cont’dCampus Mail • Campus mail envelopes are in mail room • Place in envelope and leave in metal basket labeled ‘campus mail’ in mail room • Mail is picked up daily between 8:00 and 9:00 AM

    17. Supply Purchases • Office Supplies • First check supply closet, Room 116 • If item not available, please have an account number and see Cheryl in Room 105 • Lab Equipment • Please have an account number • You may use • Fisher Scientific for chemicals (call Sandy Baker at 257-2354) • Carolina Biological Supply (online or by phone) • Forestry Suppliers (online or by phone) • If all else fails, see Millie for assistance in room 120

    18. Pro Card (credit card) • When you make a purchase with a UK Pro-card, please: • fill out the form • attach original receipts • turn in to Leslie in the Business Office, Room 216

    19. Reimbursements • Reimbursements may be given when: • a purchase was not for • travel • food • postage • the amount is more then $25.00 (if not, save receipts until total is more then $25.00) • Please have • Original receipt • Account number, then • See Cheryl (105) or Leslie (216).

    20. Key Shop • If you need keys made, please see Leslie in the Business Office for the signed form. • The key shop is behind Donovan Hall. • Donovan Hall is the building across Huguelet Dr.

    21. Car Reservations • Cars or trucks may be reserved through the College of Agriculture Motor Pool. • Please see any of the staff to reserve a car. • You will need: • account number & user code • departure and return day and time • phone & email • destination • type of vehicle needed (truck, car, van, etc.) • who is traveling

    22. Vans If you will be driving a van: • You may need to be certified first • See Cheryl Estes for help or phone the Motor Pool (7-7570)

    23. Chemicals If you will be using chemicals • You will need to complete a chemical hygiene test first • Ask Millie Hamilton for details (TPC Room 120)

    24. Forms • For most UK forms: • Most forms can also be found in the supply closet, room 116. • If you have questions, see the Administrative staff.

    25. You need to know Darryl ! Darryl Cremeans, Ph.D. Data Systems Manager

    26. Darryl wears many hats Many of which can help facilitate your success here

    27. Space Committee Chairman Desk assignments Office allocation Lab space needs Storage Renovation projects Etc. The committee has ratified a protocol for making these decisions

    28. Departmental Safety Contact Oversee lab inspections Remedy any safety issues identified by the Fire Marshall Etc. If you encounter anything you feel puts you at risk – You need to report it to your major professor; if they fail to resolve it to your satisfaction please discuss with Darryl.

    29. Inventory Control Assistant Annual inventory (Oct-Dec) We need you to bring in for scanning every piece of bar-coded University equipment you possess.

    30. Data Systems Manager Tech support Office 257-1396 Ag Helpdesk – 257-3335 UK Helpdesk – 218-HELP Network Administrator Web master Computer Labs Etc. Etc.

    31. Your Computer The department endeavors to provide each graduate student with a pc (desktop or notebook) and a printer If your printer runs out of ink – get an account number from your major professor and give it and your model to Cheryl. Free network printers in the lab Please do not print frivolous documents. Password protected to prevent abuse.

    32. Safe Computing • If you just perform work related tasks on your pc, you should be able to avoid problems • Avoid Peer to Peer file sharing programs • Keep antivirus software up to date • Install Microsoft security patches • Little yellow shield in lower right corner

    33. Computer Lab – Room 121 General use Poster printing Scanners ARCView databases SAS PDF creation Can be used for instruction Etc.

    34. Network Resources Shortcut to Forestry Forestry3 = file server for pc lab Forestry8 = print server, GIS data Forestry5 = file server for faculty, staff, and graduate students I: drive I:\common I:\home\loginID

    35. Departmental Listservs – every full time employee – all extension people – all faculty – all graduate students (even if not hosted by Forestry) – professional staff – research folks – forestry instructors – all forestry students (both undergrad and graduate)

    36. Forestry Department Web Site Faculty and Staff Graduate Program Information Department Seminar Schedule GSA newsletter Grad Student pages Etc.

    37. Parking at the Cooper Building Only for official vehicles and visitors (who need a one-use hang tag from Cheryl) There are three “loading zone” spaces (black/yellow, 15 minutes maximum) Please don’t get towed!

    38. Campus Life • Student Organizations • Graduate Student Congress • Wildcat Wheels • Campus Recreation

    39. Forestry Graduate Program Committee (MS FORE) • Student Members • Mr. David Parrott (, term ends Aug ’11) • 1st – Year Student Member (position currently vacant) • Faculty Members • Dr. Chris Barton (, term ends Aug ’11) • Dr. John Cox (, term ends Aug ’12) • Dr. Michael Lacki (, term ends Aug ’12) • Dr. Andrew Stainback (, term ends Aug ’11) • Dr. Dave Wagner, DGS (, permanent member)

    40. Forestry Department Web Pages • Staff • Faculty • Programs • Department Seminar Calendar (for other UK seminars: • Etc.

    41. Grad School Web Pages:Provide Links to Most UK Info • Home page: • Click on “New Graduate Students” • Click on “Graduate Student Resources” • Bulletin • Academic Calendar • Computing Services • University Libraries • Health Insurance • Etc. • Grad Student Listserv (

    42. More Pointers to Resources (examples) • Statistical Consulting – College of Agriculture • Xia Yu (RA, Applied Statistics Laboratory) • N-137 Ag North • • 7-2999 • Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 – noon and 2 – 5 • Dr. Kert Viele (Associate Professor, Statistics, and Director, Applied Statistics Laboratory) • • By appointment • Preparing Future Faculty Program (

    43. More Pointers to Resources (examples) • Graduate School Travel Funds ( • External Fellowship Application Award (

    44. How Do I Earn My Degree??? • If you are not in M.S. (Forestry) degree program • see Director of Graduate Studies of your academic program • see your academic program’s web pages, e.g.: • If you are in the M.S. (Forestry) degree program • see the following several slides • see • also, visit Dave Wagner (DGS) if you have questions

    45. M.S. (Forestry) Degree Requirements • Plan A: 24 graduate credits plus thesis • Plan B: 30 graduate credits • FOR 768 credits do not count • Fulfill other requirements of • Forestry Graduate Program • Graduate School • Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)

    46. M.S. (Forestry) Degree Requirements(Plan A and Plan B) Specific Courses FOR 601 (3 credits; take this your 1st Fall Semester) FOR 602 (3 credits; taught odd-year Fall Semesters) FOR 770 (take 3 times; taught every Fall & Spring) Instructional experience in undergraduate course Exit seminar Oral final exam

    47. FOR 770 Topics/Instructors(Tentative Schedule) Fall 2010 Wild Canid Ecology, Management, and Conservation (Cox) Wildlife Damage Management (Barnes) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only) Spring 2011 Restoration Ecology (Arthur & Paratley) Agroforestry Systems (Hill) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only) Fall 2011 The Policy and Economics of Ecosystem Services(Stainback) Wild Felid Ecology, Management, and Conservation (Cox) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only) Spring 2012 Fire and Disturbance Ecology in Appalachian Forests (Arthur & Paratley) Ecology and Management of North American Ungulates (Cox) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only) Fall 2012 Permaculture / Forest Gardens (Hill) Wild Canid Ecology, Management, and Conservation (Cox) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only) Spring 2013 Agroforestry Systems (Hill) Neotropical Migrant Songbird Management and Conservation (Cox) University Forestry Teaching (Wagner, for TAs only)

    48. Instructional Experience Opportunities (Examples*) FOR 100 (Introduction to Forestry) Dave Wagner, Fall & Spring FOR 101 (Introduction to Wildlife Conservation) Tom Barnes, schedule TBA FOR 200 (Map Reading and Aerial Photogrammetry) Jim Ringe, Spring FOR 340 (Forest Ecology) Mary Arthur, Fall FOR 360 (Wood Technology and Utilization) Jim Ringe, Spring FOR 376 (Silvicultural Practices) Jeff Stringer, Summer FOR 402 (Forest Entomology) Lynne Rieske-Kinney, Fall FOR 430 (Forest Wildlife and Range Management) Mike Lacki, Fall BIO/NRC 420G (Taxonomy of Vascular Plants) Rob Paratley, Spring *Undergraduate FOR courses are changing

    49. M.S. (Forestry) Degree Requirements (Plan A & Plan B) Graduate School & CPE Course Requirements:  2/3 of minimum graduate credits in “regular” courses  16 credits for Plan A  20 credits for Plan B FOR 599, 748, 768, 781, 791 do not count as “regular” courses except: FOR 599 does count if it has a subtitle and regular weekly classroom meeting pattern.  1/2 of minimum graduate credits in 600- or 700-level courses  12 credits for Plan A  15 credits for Plan B Thesis, practicum, internship credits do not count (e.g., FOR 748, 768). FOR 781, 791 do count.

    50. M.S. (Forestry) Degree Requirements (Plan A & Plan B) Graduate School & CPE Course Requirements (continued):  1/2 of minimum graduate credits in courses with FOR prefix  12 credits for Plan A  15 credits for Plan B Thesis, practicum, internship credits do not count (e.g. FOR 748, 768). FOR 599, 781, 791 do count.  3/8 of minimum graduate credits in FOR courses at 600- or 700-level  9 credits Plan A  12 credits Plan B Thesis, practicum, internship credits do not count (e.g. FOR 748, 768). FOR 781, 791 do count.