In this issue:

  • Grad Inspire 2023 save-the-date
  • Deadlines for graduate students
  • Writing groups in winter term
  • Winter term orientation
  • Scholarly Presentation Award and Professional Development Award
  • Writing groups in winter term
  • GRAD courses in winter term
  • Graduate School IT open office hours
  • 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

Grad Inspire 2023 save-the-date

The event we look forward to all year is returning in winter term. Grad Inspire 2023 will take place in the afternoon on March 2. We will have the full announcement including student presenters and the time and location in upcoming newsletters, on our website, and on our Instagram account in winter term.

Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only "how" these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State.

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.

Writing groups in winter term

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, individual writing time, and conversations about scholarly writing.

Register here for all winter term writing groups.

Master's Writing Groups

  • Writing Group I: Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. with Chris Nelson, in-person
  • Writing Group II: Tuesdays at 3-4:30 p.m. with Valerie Goodness, remote

Ph.D. Writing Groups

  • Writing Group I: Tuesdays at 3-4:30 p.m. with Chris Nelson, in-person
  • Writing Group II: Mondays at 10:15-11:45 a.m. with Adam Haley, remote
  • Writing Group III: Wednesdays at 10:15-11:45 a.m. with Adam Haley, remote

A Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws Writing Group: TBD. The Ina Haws 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.

NEW! Winter term orientation

The Graduate School is now offering live orientations for students who start in terms other than fall or missed fall orientation. Learn more on our website about the sessions and register to attend.

When: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2023
Where: LInC 302

Scholarly Presentation Award and Professional Development Award

Scholarly Presentation Award
The Graduate School offers the Scholarly Presentation Award to provide graduate students with financial support to help with certain costs associated with presenting their scholarly work at academic conferences and meetings. An individual student may receive up to $1000 in Scholarly Presentation Award funds per academic year. Students may now apply directly for this award!

Professional Development Award
Many professional development opportunities exist beyond the university to help graduate students build core competencies and transferable skills. The Graduate School invites students to apply for funding through the Professional Development Award to help cover costs for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities contributing to professional skills development. Students may receive up to $500 in Professional Development Award funds per academic year.

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 - 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

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 Sept. 27, 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. No registration required, come as you please. Snacks and beverages provided. Email Brooke Howland with questions. The last meeting for fall term is Dec. 6.

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 December Beyond the Professoriate webinar.

Lessons Learned from 2022 and Ways to Plan for 2023.
9 a.m. PT, Wednesday, Dec. 14

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team as we examine what we've learned about the job market and job searching in 2022 — and how we can employ best practices for a successful 2023.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies and skills that helped job seekers on the market this year.
  • Outline a manageable plan to aid in your career development.
  • Evaluate the steps you need to take next year in your professional development and career transition.
  • Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar here in the platform and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.