In this issue:

  • Reminders for graduating students
  • New Course: GRAD 599
  • Fall Term GRAD Classes
  • Summer Grad Writing Groups
  • GCCUT program
  • IT Open Office Hours
  • Visualize Your Bibliography Reception
  • Generative AI and Data Analytics Workshop

From the Graduate School

Reminders for graduating students

Commencement is around the corner! This year's ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 15, in Corvallis, and Sunday, June 16, at OSU-Cascades.

Commencement information for doctoral students only: To make sure your name is announced correctly at commencement, we will be utilizing the NameCoach platform. Please record your name by June 9. You should have received an email invitation from the Graduate School with a request to record your name as indicated on your diploma application. Log in to NameCoach using your ONID. Please speak clearly and naturally and leave any helpful pronunciation notes in the platform.

Grad Students - not sure what to do with your graduation regalia after commencement? Donate to the Grads Give Back program! This resource provides the option for students to borrow rather than buy commencement regalia.

Black Jostens gowns and hoods can be donated on Commencement Day (6/15) outside of Reser Stadium or at the Memorial Union Info Desk 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. They are also accepted year round by mail and at the M.U. Info desk during office hours.

New Grad Course - GRAD599: Cultivating Productive and Positive Academic Relationships for Graduate Success

Are you wanting to explore evidence-based communication strategies? This Ecampus course aims to empower graduate students to foster clarity and connectedness in their relationships with academic colleagues and to productively raise and respond to concerns when they arise. The course should help build skills to support graduate success and to reduce stress, ambiguity and the potential for discord. This will be a safe space for graduate students to discuss concerns about academic relationships.

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It is time to sign up for fall GRAD classes

The Graduate School and its partners offer GRAD courses for students in all disciplines. View The courses.

GRAD 514 - Introduction to Graduate Writing: 3 credits Covers the expectations for writing at the graduate level. Examines features of successful, graduate-level academic writing to produce documents for program, courses, advisors, and colleagues. Explores topics related to information literacy, proposal and grant writing, and general graduate writing strategies.

GRAD 516 - Graduate Teaching Seminar: 1 credit Provides pedagogy and teaching support for graduate students across OSU’s academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses. Topics will emerge based on graduate students’ needs and the classes they are instructing. Focuses on problem solving and evidence-based practices related to graduate students’ teaching duties.

GRAD 520: Responsible Conduct Research: 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. 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 542 - THe Inclusive Classroom: Difference, power and discrimination: 3 credits An examination of multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. Discussions of theory and research are coupled with practical hands-on opportunities for students to develop and hone their teaching and course development skills. CROSSLISTED as GRAD 542/WGSS 542.

GRAD 543 - Dialogue facilitation in professional contexts: Skills and practice for graduate students: 3 credits Offers a professional learning experience for graduate students looking to grow as a dialogue facilitator and integrate dialogue practices in their current or future professional responsibilities related to teaching, research, leadership, and/or service.

GRAD 550 - Introduction to online course development and facilitation: 3 credits Prepares students to develop and teach online and hybrid courses that foster community, promote engagement, and support learner success. Explores practical aspects of course investigates course design principles; develops activities and assessments that engage adult learners; active learning; and discusses how online instruction, in addition to offering flexibility and convenience, also offers distinct pedagogical benefits.

GRAD 599 - Cultivating productive and positive academic relationships for graduate success: 3 credits Explores evidence-based communication strategies that empower graduate students to foster clarity and connectedness in their relationships with academic colleagues and to productively raise and respond to concerns when they arise. Emphasizes active learning and practical applications to various contexts in the graduate student experience. Builds skills to support graduate success and to reduce stress, ambiguity and the potential for discord. Provides a safe space for graduate students to discuss concerns about academic relationships.

Register for summer Graduate Writing Groups with the Graduate Writing Center

Enrollment is open for summer 2024 Graduate Writing Groups. Facilitated by Graduate Writing Consultants, you will meet each week with other graduate students to work on your written projects. Activities vary based on student needs, but groups mainly focus on purpose-based peer review, individual writing time, and conversations about meeting formal expectations of scholarly writing and communication.

Writing groups start July 1 and July 2 and end the week of September 2. You will be contacted by the end of week 1 to confirm your registration.

Register for a summer 2024 writing group. (Please note that if you have signed up for a Graduate Writing Group in the past you may have to clear your browsing history or clear your cache to reach the spring enrollment form).

Master's Writing Group

  • Wednesdays, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. with Adam Haley: remote via Zoom

Ph.D. Writing Group

  • Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. with Adam Haley: remote via Zoom

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Nelson [email protected]

Certificate program for College and University Teaching can open doors

The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is accepting applications for the Corvallis based and Ecampus programs through August 15. GCCUT is designed to provide advanced course work and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers that require teaching and facilitation skills. Graduates have leveraged their GCCUT certificate to successfully obtain positions in higher education, research settings, private industry, as well as government and nonprofit agencies. More information can be found on the GCCUT website.

Open office hours for Grad School IT

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

When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (PT)

From our Partners

Visualize Your Bibliography Reception

Winners of the "Visualize your bibliography" contest will be celebrated in a reception June 7. This informal reception is open to all. Visit the visualizations from this year's competition and talk to their creators! Snacks provided!!

When: Friday, June 7, 4-5 p.m. Where: Sixth Floor reading Room, Valley Library

Generative AI and Data Analytics Workshop

This free workshop will delve into the topic of Generative AI and Data Analytics, exploring latest advancements, real-world scenarios, and practical applications aligned with industry use cases.

When: June 18, 19, 20, and 25 Where: Virtual Event, Sign up here.