Writing groups this summer with the Graduate Writing Center

As a member of a graduate writing group, you will spend an hour each week with professionals from the Graduate Writing Center. Activities for each week vary based on students’ needs, but are limited to: guided peer review of your own writing, guided peer review of published writing from your discipline, and individual writing time.

Summer writing groups are from June 28 through September 3.

Master's writing groups

  • Writing Group I with Chris Nelson: Mondays, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Writing Group II with Amanda McDowell: Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Writing Group III with Amanda McDowell: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ph.D. writing groups

  • Writing Group I with Chris Nelson: Tuesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Writing Group II with Adam Haley: Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Writing Group III with Adam Haley: Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
  • Writing Group IV with Adam Haley: Thursdays, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Sign up for a summer writing group.


OSU Assist - Mobile crisis response team

OSU launched the Community Wellness, Education and Safety Network on the Corvallis campus last fall to explore the creation of new programs to support crisis support, mental health and public safety services and response. Since then, the network has created a campus mobile crisis response team, called OSU Assist, as an additional resource.

The OSU community is invited to attend a webinar presentation and learn more about OSU Assist. Webinar panelists will include Kevin Dougherty, Dean of Students; Ian Kellems, Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services; and members of the Crisis Response Team Advisory Group.

The webinars will be offered on three dates. To register for a session, please use the unique link to the dates offered below.

June 2, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Register at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kO...

June 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nJ...

June 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Register at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Z...


Family Resource Center grant

The Family Resource Center is applying for a federal grant (CCAMPIS – Child Care Access Means Parents in School) and, if awarded, they will have additional funds available to assist with the high costs of child care. To ensure they have the broadest reach in being in touch with our student parents, please complete this short survey. Thank you!


Cross-discipline GRAD courses next fall

GRAD courses are available to students in all disciplines.

GRAD 520: Responsible Conduct of Research, fall term, 2 credits, Corvallis (CRN: 16111) and Ecampus (CRN: 16341)

Covers 10 topics in responsible conduct of research: ethical decision making; human subjects; animal welfare; data acquisition, sharing and ownership; research misconduct; conflicts of interest; authorship; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibilities; and collaborative science. Weekly writing assignments. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity. Provides transcript-visible training in research ethics relevant to the Graduate Learning Outcome established by Faculty Senate to be able to conduct scholarly and professional activities in an ethical manner.

GRAD 599: Graduate Teaching Seminar, fall term, 1 credit, Ecampus (CRN: 18592)

This is a 1-credit, just-in-time pedagogy and teaching support course for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at Oregon State University. This course will provide support for GTAs and other graduate students across OSU’s academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses. The course focuses on evidence-based pedagogical practices with an emphasis on practical strategies and problem-solving, and will be tuned to graduate students’ needs and the classes they are instructing. This course is repeatable up to 3 times.

GRAD 550: Introduction to Online Course Development and Facilitation, fall term, 2 credits, Ecampus (CRN: 15715)

Prepares students to develop and teach distance courses. Students explore practical aspects of course development and facilitation: a brief history of distance education and pedagogical theory; course design principles; engagement of adult learners; active learning; and investigation of how online instruction, besides offering flexibility and convenience, also offers distinct pedagogical benefits. Open to students in all disciplines.

GRAD 560: Theories of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, fall term, 3 credits, Corvallis (CRN: 14345)

Examination and analysis of theories and research related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on theoretical applications for GTAs, instructors, and other who teach in the college and university classroom. Open to students in all disciplines.


Introduction to research data management workshops for students, faculty, and staff

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? From June 21 to June 24, 2021 the OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members. Register here. https://beav.es/ot3


Step up your teaching and facilitation game with the GCCUT graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching provides advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities for students who plan to teach in higher education settings or in other fields requiring similar skills. Students completing the 18-credit certificate program will receive a transcript-visible credential.

The GCCUT is designed to be completed in two years, and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or on its own as a standalone (without an accompanying graduate degree) certificate. There are two versions of the GCCUT program, one at the Oregon State Corvallis campus and the other through Oregon State Ecampus.

Applications for the fall 2021 term for both program versions are now open until August 23, 2021. Students can expect to receive an admissions decision within two weeks of their application submission.

Visit the GCCUT website to learn more and apply. Current students do not pay an application fee.


Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

The College of Education’s Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design provides training and development to help students gain the technical and instructional skills to be successful online educators. E-Learning has proven fundamental in the delivery of educational content. Be part of the movement that is shifting the future of education.

The 20-credit Instructional Design certificate is designed to be completed in one year (fall through summer) and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or as a standalone certificate. Students completing the certificate program will receive a transcript-visible credential.

Applications for the fall 2021 term are open, with a priority application deadline of June 15. Students applying after this date will be considered until the cohort has filled.

To learn more or apply, visit the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design website. Current students do not pay an application fee.


Join a peer support group

Remote learning can be tough and many students are facing unique challenges. Connecting, sharing experiences, and discovering new strategies with peers can help during these unprecedented times.

The Academic Success Center and Counseling & Psychological Services are here to support you in navigating success during times of uncertainty with peer support groups. The groups cover topics such as time management, focus and motivation. They will also discuss ways to maintain balance and self-care during times of stress. Drop-ins are always welcome!

Graduate students will meet via Zoom every other Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, and finals week during spring term. Use this link to join: https://beav.es/osA

If you have any questions, and to request accommodations, please contact [email protected].


Grad Welcome Week 2021 save the date

Grad Welcome Week 2021 is September 13, 14, and 15. All graduate students are invited to attend remotely. A detailed schedule and registration links will be made available this summer.

  • Monday, Sept 13 - Graduate School orientation, resource fair, and international student orientation
  • Tuesday, Sept 14 - Library day
  • Wednesday, Sept 15 - Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) orientation

3rd Annual Visualize Your Bibliography Competition winners!

OSU Libraries and Press is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Visualize Your Bibliography Competition for graduate students. The contest asks graduate students to creatively display at least twenty sources from their thesis, dissertation, or other long-term research project. Congrats to all the winners, and a big thanks to those who participated and shared their work!

  • 1st place - Ashley Hann, Marine Resource Management
  • 2nd place - Gabs James, Queer Studies, Adult & Higher Education, CSSA
  • 3rd place - Bryan Lynn, Integrative Biology

Check out the winning entries!


Upcoming webinars and conference from Aurora/Beyond the Professoriate

All event information can be found at Beyond the Professoriate.

June 4, 9 a.m. PDT - Why every Ph.D. should be on LinkedIn and 3 steps to get you started.

LinkedIn will be the most important tool in your job search. But how do you build a profile that will get you noticed? Join us for this interactive webinar in Aurora to learn how to get started using LinkedIn as part of your job search.

Register for Why every Ph.D. should be on LinkedIn

June 18, 9 a.m. PDT - Overqualified or Under-qualified? Which is it, and what to do about it.

Sometimes, employers will say you’re overqualified for a position because you have a Ph.D.! And yet, when you read job ads and see all those required years of experience, you feel under-qualified! So which is it? In this webinar, Beyond the Professoriate Founder L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. will tell you how to pitch yourself to employers.

Register for Overqualified or Under-qualified?