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  1. USF GRADUATE SCHOOL Brown Bag Meeting 8-11-11

  2. GRADUATE SCHOOL STAFF CHANGES • Dr. Rick Pollenz – • now Assoc. Dean, Undergraduate Studies • And Director of Undergraduate Research • Dr. Peter Harries – new Interim Assoc. Dean • Asst. Dir. Postdoctoral Affairs - vacant

  3. Academic Policies

  4. ADMISSIONS August 19, 2011: Friday  Last day to register for Fall 2011 without a late registration fee of $100.

  5. ADMISSIONS August 22, 2011: Monday  Fall 2011 classes begin. August 26, 2011: Friday  Last day to process any last minute admits.  Last day to pay for Fall 2011 classes and to avoid a $100 late payment fee.

  6. ADMISSIONS September 5, 2011: Monday • Graduate Admissions Office will begin to cancel Open GARs (CN) and MIPs (CP) for Fall 2011.

  7. ADMISSIONS September 19, 2011: Monday  Admissions will begin to finalize all Provisional Admits for Fall 2011.  If the pending items are not received, an Admissions Hold (AG) will be placed on the student’s registration for the next semester.

  8. ADMISSIONS REMINDERS:  When sending Missing Item Packets or Direct Receipt Program GARS, please remember to attach original transcripts and test scores.  A copy of these items should be made for your department file.

  9. Int’l Applications inside US. Need I-20 & visa

  10. Int’l Applications outside US. Need I-20 & visa.

  11. ADMISSIONS Application Deadlines: Published Application Deadline- final or priority? Application processing deadline – your program will be removed as a choice on the application for the term selected by the applicant – can be later than Published Application Deadline to allow for space-available admits.

  12. ADMISSIONS How to change Published Application Deadline:  To push application deadline into the future: Need approval by your College & the Graduate Council; then change can be immediate.  To push application deadline earlier: Change must go through the regular catalog promulgation process for the next catalog. 

  13. GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – Planning Grant • Partners: University of Central Florida (prime), Florida Education Fund (McKnight sponsors), Valencia CC, and Hillsborough CC • Broaden the pathways to the professoriate by creating an academic/social support net  Underrepresented Minority Students (URM) in STEM fields

  14. GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH The Graduate School received $125,000 from the Sloan Foundation Goal: to enhance success of underrepresented minority students (URM) in STEM fields Grad School will hire a faculty member at 0.5FTE to lead the grant efforts: improve recruitment, coordinate proposal writing, provide workshops on URM student success

  15. GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)  USF has become a core institutional member in the CIRTL network of 25 universities  Network sees graduate education as the nexus for preparing future STEM faculty & advancing STEM undergraduate education. CIRTL seeks to prepare future STEM faculty to be both superb researchers and excellent teachers.  CIRTL will apply for NSF funding for the Network in January 2012.

  16. QUESTIONS?