USF GRADUATE SCHOOL Brown Bag Meeting 8-11-11
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
ADMISSIONS August 19, 2011: Friday Last day to register for Fall 2011 without a late registration fee of $100.
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.
ADMISSIONS September 5, 2011: Monday • Graduate Admissions Office will begin to cancel Open GARs (CN) and MIPs (CP) for Fall 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.