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Graduate College Annual Workshop

Annual Workshop

The Graduate College is pleased to host the annual workshop for Faculty & Staff virtually March 22-24, 2022.

The format of this year's event will be virtual, with one in-person session at the I-Hotel. Event details can be found below.


Dean's Welcome




Tuesday, March 22


Annual Briefing on Graduate Education at Illinois 

Join us for this virtual session to hear from Graduate College leadership about emerging trends in graduate education, current activities, and important updates. This session will serve as the annual meeting of the graduate faculty. Briefing Slides


Graduate Student Portal/Slate Updates 

New this year! Join Elizabeth Spark, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Registration and Enrollment Services, to learn about the new enrolled student module in Slate. This new module includes a Graduate Student Portal, an interface with Banner to house enrolled student information in Slate, and a new process for graduate student petitions and doctoral examination committee requests. Workshop Slides


Wednesday, March 23


conversations with colleagues

Meet us at the I-Hotel for an in-person networking opportunity. In this session we will announce the 2022 Graduate Contact Award. Following that presentation, we will host round-table style discussions with Graduate College staff, directors of graduate study, and departmental staff.

Congratulations to Aaron Thompson, recipient of the Excellence Award for Graduate Contacts!


Student Assistance Center 

Join us for a presentation from the Student Assistance Center to learn more about their office as well as support available to graduate students.
Workshop Slides


Thursday, March 24


Supporting Graduate Student Success from Orientation through Graduation: New Toolkits for Faculty and Departments 

Derek Attig, Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, will share resources about holistic admissions, new student orientation, and alumni career outcomes. This session will introduce you to several new Faculty & Staff Toolkits from the Graduate College that can support your work with graduate students. In the session, we will discuss ideas for using each toolkit to support graduate student success in your programs, and we will gather ideas from you for other toolkits going forward. 
Workshop Slides


Campus Graduate Certificates/Non-degree Opportunities 

Director of the Office for Professional Education, Professor John C. Hart, will share information about emerging trends and opportunities in graduate education for non-degree and post-baccalaureate options. Workshop Slides


Contacts Award for Excellence

The nomination deadline for the AY21-22 Graduate College Contact Award for Excellence is March 2, 2022. See details about the award as well as past recipients.