Graduate School announcements

Winter term writing groups with the Graduate Writing Center

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

Register here for all winter writing groups.

A Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws Longhouse Writing Group: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, with GWC Consultants available noon to 1 p.m. The Indigenous Writing Group provides space for Indigenous graduate students to collectively work on writing projects, receive feedback as needed from peers and Graduate Writing Center consultants, and create a sense of community.

Master’s Writing Groups

  • Writing Group 1 (Online), with Amanda McDowell: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Mondays
  • Writing Group 2 (Online), with Amanda McDowell: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays

Ph.D. Writing Groups

  • Writing Group 1 (Valley Library 6420: Paddletail Room), with Chris Nelson: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Mondays
  • Writing Group 2 (Online), with Adam Haley: 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Mondays
  • Writing Group 3 (Online), with Adam Haley: 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Fridays

Still time to sign up for GRAD courses for all majors in winter term

GRAD 599Interdisciplinary teams. (3 credits, online.) Relationships are the backbone of a successful interdisciplinary team. In this course, you'll learn key attributes and leadership dynamics to be successful on an interdisciplinary team.

"To solve modern problems, interdisciplinary teams are becoming common, but it can be difficult for students to gain experience working on such a team. Reading about how to work on an interdisciplinary team helps but only to a point. Working through scenarios with students from different disciplines in GRAD 599 provided tangible experience that I have already applied to real-world projects. I recommend this class to students of every discipline" - Nick Maithonis

WR 599Dissertation writing. (3 credits, online.) For grad students who are ready to write a thesis or dissertation.

GRAD 512 - Current issues in higher education. (3 credits, online.) Designed for students who are pursuing careers in a university setting, this course exposes current, relevant issues in higher education.

GRAD 513 - Professional development in college and university teaching. (1–3 credits, online.) Self-directed learning experience, providing structure and context for professional development opportunities in teaching, such as workshops, seminars, webinars, symposia, and other relevant programming.

GRAD 514 - Introduction to graduate writing. (3 credits, online.) Examines features of successful, graduate-level academic writing to produce documents for program, courses, advisors, and colleagues.

GRAD 520 - Responsible conduct of research. (2 credits, Corvallis.) 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 560 - Theories of teaching and learning in higher education. (3 credits, online.) 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.

GRAD 599Grad teaching seminar. (1 credit, repeatable, online.) A just-in-time pedagogy and teaching support course for Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Graduate Student Commons

Located on the sixth floor of the Valley Library, the Graduate Student Commons provides a place to meet-up, work together, and relax. The Grad Commons also coordinates services for grad students from our in-house and campus partners.

New this term, the Grad Commons has expanded its size and, after from hearing from grad students, now offers more comfortable furniture in the reading room. The Graduate Writing Center is also now located at the GSC.

Services offered fall term (week 2 to week 10):

  • Graduate Writing Center support - Graduate Writing Consultants are available remotely during the fall term for Zoom or written feedback sessions. Please make an appointment to schedule a time.
  • Short Format Statistical Consulting - Stats got you stuck? Online consulting is available to students working on projects. Get help designing or analyzing your next study. To learn more and sign up for a consultation, please visit the statistics consulting website. Consultations take place 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Grad Commons.
  • CAPS single session clinic for graduate students - Due to an overwhelming demand for services, all Single Session Clinic appointments are full for the rest of fall term. If you are in crisis, please call 541-737-2131 any time or visit the SSC website to find other resources.


Fund your next graduate success initiative with help from the Graduate School. We offer consultation and matching funds through co-sponsorships. Proposals from academic units, administrative units, or recognized student groups are eligible. Collaborations among schools, programs and colleges are highly encouraged.

  • Up to $250 for student groups
  • Up to $1000 for graduate program-, college- or university-level proposals

Learn more and apply for a co-sponsorship.

From our partners

Upcoming webinars and conference from Aurora/Beyond the Professoriate

All event information can be found at Beyond the Professoriate. Oregon State University is an institutional partner and provides these resources to everyone at OSU for free.

Here's what NOT to do in 2022 and your job search.

As a busy graduate student or postdoc, it can be tempting to delay preparing for a career until after you’ve completed your degree or postdoc. There’s so much to do to successfully finish your research, publish papers, and defend your dissertation.

But did you know it can take 6 or more months of active job searching to land a job? This is why it’s important to schedule time in your schedule to lay the foundation for a successful job search starting today. In this webinar, L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Founder, Beyond the Professoriate) will help you design a plan for a professional job search for 2022. After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the biggest mistakes Ph.D.s make in their job search.
  • Summarize the components and timelines of an effective job search.
  • Develop SMART goals and a plan of action for your job search.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded.

9 a.m. (PST), Dec. 2, 2021


  1. Login to Aurora
  2. Visit the webinar registration page