In this issue:

  • Deadlines for graduate students
  • GRAD courses in winter term
  • Graduate School IT open office hours
  • GRA position available
  • Graduate Health - Insurance 101 presentation
  • Library workshops in fall term
  • Teaching support from the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Introduction to Research Data Management Planning
  • Career webinars from Beyond the Professoriate

From the Graduate School

Deadlines for graduating students

If you're planning to graduate in the coming months, please visit the Graduate School's Degree Completion Steps and Deadlines pages. Check the page for your degree type (master's, doctoral, certificate) and you will find graduation timelines and required tasks such as submitting your program of study, diploma application and final exam scheduling forms. Avoid last-minute surprises and set yourself up for a smooth finish to your well-earned degree! Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.

GRAD courses in winter term

The Graduate School and its partners offer GRAD courses for students in all disciplines. Find the full list of GRAD courses on our website. View the courses in the schedule of classes.

GRAD 512 - Current Issues in Higher Education - Ecampus, 3-credits

Designed for students who are pursuing careers in a university setting, this course exposes current, relevant issues in higher education.

GRAD 514 - Introduction to Graduate Writing - Ecampus, 3-credits

Examines features of successful, graduate-level academic writing to produce documents for program, courses, advisors, and colleagues.

GRAD 515 - Creating Happiness: Personal and Professional Applications of Well-Being for Graduate Students - Ecampus, 1-credit

A weekly one-hour pause for graduate students to take stock of their lives by examining theories and practices of well-being, and exploring the concepts related to happiness, grit, mindfulness, and mindset.

GRAD 516 - Graduate Teaching Seminar - Ecampus, 1-credit

This course supports GTAs and other graduate students across OSU's academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses.

GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct of Research - Corvallis and Ecampus, 2-credits

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. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity.

GRAD 560 - Theories of Teaching and Learning (Online Section Only) - Ecampus, 3-credits

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.

Graduate School IT open office hours

Are you having a technical issue with a Graduate School service, page or form? Are you a current Oregon State student, faculty or staff? Join us for real-time help.

When: Every Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (PT)

From our partners

Graduate assistant position available

The CHARTER Fellows program is seeking to hire a full-time enrolled graduate student to work with their Broader Impacts Team helping with project development, recruitment, instruction, and mentoring of a cohort of undergraduate students who will come from OSU, UW and UO. This is a Graduate Research Assistant position, 19 hours per week (.49 FTE) for the academic year 2022-2023 and comes with a full tuition remittance. Contact Professor Dwaine Plaza with any questions.

Read the full announcement.

Graduate Health - Insurance 101 Presentation

This event is for members on the Graduate Health Plan including Graduate Assistants, Graduate Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Clinical Fellows. PacificSource Health Plan representatives will provide a presentation on "Insurance 101" including how to use your insurance plan, common insurance terminology, what is covered and added plan resources available through your insurance plan membership. Visit event page. For questions, please email [email protected]

When: 2-3:30 p.m., Nov. 3
Where: MU Room 13

Library workshops in fall term

View the entire library workshop calendar. Follow the links to register.

Teaching support from the Center for Teaching and Learning

Quality Teaching (QT) Tips. GTAs and all those who teach (or plan to teach) are welcome to join our open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions, and your teaching-related successes to share! We will meet in the LINC Lounge (LINC 468) every other Tuesday, starting September 27, 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. No registration required, come as you please. Snacks and beverages provided. Email Brooke Howland with questions. Remaining meetings for fall term: Nov. 8, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.

QT Talks. Learn from experts across campus who share supporting research, resources, and their knowledge and experiences. Join us each term on Tuesdays, Weeks 3, 5, and 7, 11 to 11:50 a.m. in LINC 414. Don't forget to register and visit our webpage to learn more about the sessions. Email Brooke Howland with questions. Last session for fall term: Nov. 8.

Introduction to Research Data Management Planning

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members. The winter workshop is Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. Register at

Career webinars from Beyond the Professoriate

Register for the November Beyond the Professoriate events.

3 Ways to improve your online professional presence.
9 a.m. PT, Wednesday, Nov. 2

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. It's the number one place companies post jobs, and it's where recruiters look for talent. You want to be on LinkedIn, confidently connecting with professionals, sharing resources, and connecting with recruiters. How can you make the most of your LinkedIn profile?

How to prepare for a video interview for an academic job.
9 a.m. PT, Wednesday, Nov 16

You've submitted your faculty job applications and are now anxiously awaiting to hear back about interviews. Maybe you've already booked your first screening interview and you're wondering what to expect. What kinds of questions will be asked? How should you best prepare for a virtual interview? How can you answer vague questions while keeping the focus on you and your accomplishments?