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Graduate School and You. Abu S. M. Masud Interim Dean, Graduate School 13 August 2013. Agenda. Graduate School At WSU. You As A Graduate Faculty. A Few Initiatives. Who To Contact. Graduate School at WSU.

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    1. Graduate School and You Abu S. M. Masud Interim Dean, Graduate School 13 August 2013

    2. Agenda Graduate School At WSU You As A Graduate Faculty A Few Initiatives Who To Contact

    3. Graduate School at WSU • The mission of the Graduate School is to support and advance quality graduate education at WSU. • We • provide oversight on all administrative aspects of graduate education (admission to degree granting), • we articulate a vision of excellence for the graduate community, and • we strive to enhance the intellectual community of scholars composed of our faculty and students.

    4. WSU offers advanced study in: • Forty-one master's programs • one specialist program • twelve doctoral programs • over twenty graduate certificate programs. • 2,500+ students, or about 18% of WSU students, is a graduate student. • WSU grants about 75 doctoral degrees and 800 master's degrees a year. • About 30% of our graduate students receive some kind of financial support for their graduate education.

    5. Graduate Faculty • WSU Graduate Faculty members are responsible for the health and well-being of our graduate programs and graduate students. • These faculty members – • teach graduate courses • mentor graduate students • direct graduate student research and creative projects (as a chair and as a member of terminal project, thesis and dissertation committees) • involve graduate students in their own research and creative efforts, and publications/presentations

    6. Membership on the graduate faculty is not automatic. • To become members, regular faculty members submit a membership request. The membership request is reviewed and acted upon by a department committee, the academic dean and the graduate dean. • Full members of the graduate faculty who work in doctoral programs are also reviewed and approved by the Doctoral Program Subcouncil before they may chair doctoral dissertations.

    7. Responsibilities of a graduate faculty include: • Teaching graduate courses • Advising and mentoring graduate students • Supervising graduate students • Serving on student committees • Staying active on research, scholarship, performance, and creative work • Governance and administration • Other duties assigned by Chair and Dean

    8. A Few Initiatives To Talk About • Professional and Scholarly Integrity Training in these four topical areas is now a graduation requirement (for all graduate degrees): • Research misconduct • Publication practices and responsible authorship • Conflict of interest and commitment • Ethical issues in data acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership • 100-word Dissertation Abstract preparation (voluntary)

    9. Graduate Research And Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Conference: • Held in each Spring • Students showcase their research and creative work through papers and posters • Awards given for oral and poster presentations • http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=GRADSCHOOL&p=/GraduateStudents/GRASP/ • Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) • Held each Spring in Topeka • To highlight student research at WSU, KSU, KU and KU-Med School

    10. Sources of Information and Help • Graduate School web page http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=gradschool&p= • Catalog http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=GRADSCHOOL&p=/Publications/gradcatalog/ • Your program Chair and Dean • Program Graduate Coordinator • Your representatives on the Graduate Council and Doctoral Sub-committee

    11. Graduate School: • Office 107 Jardine Hall, x3095 • Interim Dean, Abu Masud, x6240, abu.masud@wichita.edu • Associate Dean, Kerry Wilks, x6244 • Assistant to the Dean, Denise Canoles, x6243, denise.canoles@wichita.edu • Assistant to the Dean, Carol McCall, x6214 • Admissions Coordinator, Jordan Oleson, x6602 • Degree Audit Specialist, Denicia ??, x6247 • Assistantship Specialist, Connie Noble, x6241

    12. Thank You!(Questions?) 12