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.
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.
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.
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.
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