GRAD INSTRUCTORS & TAS with Scott Hall Offices: Please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Friday, May 24th, 2013. Any unclaimed items will be removed.
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To apply for a TA-ship next year, please complete the attached application (s). One is a form used to indicate your preference for assisting in the classroom, and the other for teaching. Because assisting positions are limited we recommend that all students who will be ABD next year also apply to the teaching pool. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Wednesday, May 1st, 2013.
The Graduate School is co-sponsoring an U of MN Career Networking Breakfast for Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers on Friday April 12th, 2013 from 9:00-11:30 am in The Commons Hotel, Ballroom.
Reconsidering Development invites graduate students to apply for a web-based journal's Editorial Board. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about international development issues, who are interested in working with authors and editors with different intellectual and cultural backgrounds, and/or who are looking for editing, designing, publishing, and teamwork experiences. Application deadline: April 15th 2013.
3RD YEAR STUDENTS: The spring semester date on which Written Preliminary Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department is April 1st at 12:00pm NOON. If you are planning to submit your portfolio exam materials for this semester, contact Melanie (email@example.com) regarding your intent to submit on April 1st and to confirm the
members of your examination committee.
THE COUNCIL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (COGS) is currently accepting nominations for the fourth annual outstanding faculty awards. The awards are chosen by graduate students to recognize those faculty members that went above and beyond to help graduate students succeed. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 1st.
If you are graduating and plan to participate in the spring graduate student commencement ceremony for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, April 26, 2013, the deadline to register is Friday, March 8, 2013. For more information, visit http://gradcommencement.umn.edu.
DGS will preview DDF Applications: Bianet is available to give feedback to students as they prepare DDF applications. If you'd like her to preview your application prior to submitting, please send your draft to Melanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00pm Noon on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.
Excellence in Teaching Award: The Graduate School has been invited to nominate one master's student and one doctoral student for the Excellence in Teaching Award, administered by the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). Graduate programs are invited to nominate one candidate, and then the Graduate school will choose one candidate in each category to put forward for the award. If interested in applying, please notify the department by Thursday, December 27th.
The graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for each graduate student. The department process for annual review includes a meeting with your adviser(s). Meetings should be scheduled between February 1 and February 22. Students are also required to submit a Student Activities Report (SAR) each calendar year. Please submit your SAR to Melanie (email@example.com) by Friday, February 1, 2013.