1 Graduate College Courses and Certificate The Graduate College offers a number of courses, and one campus certificate, that are intended for students across disciplines, in order to aid students in their academic and career development. Collaborative Options GC Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program. The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP) allows graduate students in a doctoral program, or in a participating training program that is jointly supported by the Exchange Scholar s home and host institutions, to enroll at one of the three participating institutions to take advantage of academic courses at any of the other participating institutions that are not available at their home institution. The three institutions in the program are the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. GC Graduate Study Abroad. Research GC 501, 1 hour - Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research. Designed to meet NIH requirements for formal training in the responsible conduct of research. This course is required for all students who will be on training grants, and is strongly recommended for other students on federal grants. GC 470, 1 hour - Essentials for Animal Research. Designed to acquaint student with the regulations, sources of information, humane principles and ethical considerations involving the appropriate use of animals for research and teaching purposes. This course is required for students to take before they begin to engage in animal research. GC 471, 2 hours - Experimental Animal Techniques. A continuation of GC 470 and deals with noninvasive and invasive techniques commonly used in laboratory animals and are performed with emphasis placed upon the proper use of anesthetic, analgesics and aseptic techniques. GC 473, 1-2 hours - Seminar in Comparative Medicine. Selected fields of interest and research in comparative medicine will be presented in the areas of comparative biology, model development and experimental techniques. Writing GC 512, 3 hours - Written Communication and Presentation Skills. The course provides students with the process and skills to write according to the conventions of academic English and to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences. Designed for doctoral students who have completed at least 32 credit hours in their PhD program, with STEM and non- STEM sections. The student's Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) must recommend students to the Graduate College to allow registration.
2 Teaching Foundations of College Instruction Certificate The Graduate College offers a post-baccalaureate campus certificate, Foundations of College Instruction (CFCI). The curriculum is structured to lead students through a three-phase learning sequence. Foundations of College Teaching (GC 593) is designed to raise student awareness to the roles, responsibilities, practices and possibilities of college teaching. Seminar in College Teaching (GC 592) is a best practices seminar where experienced instructors in various fields present their philosophy of teaching and their applications to the college classroom. The final course, Practicum in College Teaching (GC 594) prepares students to construct, implement and evaluate courses, and allows them to practice these skills. Together, these courses work progressively to expose students to the role college teachers play, the requirements they must meet, and opportunities they may have. The sequence helps students develop skills and competencies in a manner builds on previous experience. Students not interested in completing the certificate may take any of the individual courses. GC 593, 3 hours - Foundations of College Teaching. Relates evidence based best practices for teaching at institutions of higher education and provides a professional preparation program for aspiring college instructors. GC 592, 3 hours - Seminar in College Teaching. This course utilizes a range of topics pertinent to the future of teaching, learning, and assessment in college education. GC 594, 3 hours - Practicum in College Teaching. Provides opportunities for qualified individuals to gain teaching experience, document practice and grow professionally in a supervised program fostering reflection, self-evaluation, assessment, and material revision. International Teaching Assistant Program (ITA) The State of Illinois Bill 1516 requires that all new and incoming ITAs must be orally proficient in English before they are given instructional responsibilities in the classrooms, discussions, laboratories or office hour consultations. The International Teaching Assistant Program at UIC assists colleges and departments in making English oral proficiency determinations, to manage records of certification, and to assist ITAs in reaching the goal of acceptable intelligibility. All newly appointed and incoming International Teaching Assistants must be assessed for English oral proficiency. To assess an incoming student s English oral proficiency, the student will take part in either an Oral Certification Interview or an Oral Verification Interview. The results of this assessment are either Full Certification or Conditional Certification. Full Certification the student has met the oral proficiency requirements and can assume full teaching responsibilities. Conditional Certification the student has not met the oral proficiency requirements and must take one to two semesters of English support courses.
3 ITA English Support Courses GC 510, 3 hours - Communication and Teaching Methods for International Teaching Assistants. Basic communication and presentation skills for international teaching assistants in the culture of the American college classroom. GC 511, 3 hours - Oral Communication and Interaction Skills for International Teaching Assistants. An academic discussion course that focuses on developing students' interaction skills in a group setting. Students will actively practice fluency and conversation skills such as turn-taking, expressing opinions, elaborating, paraphrasing, and asking follow-up questions, while engaging in relevant cultural topics. Students will have the opportunity to develop their presentation and academic discourse skills by leading class and group discussions. GC 509, 2 hours - Advanced Pronunciation for International Teaching Assistants. Designed for current or prospective international teaching assistants to improve their English pronunciation. Students work on self-monitoring strategies to improve pronunciation from the sound, sentence, and discourse-level.
4 Student Enrollment in Selected Graduate College Courses Course AY12-13 AY13-14 AY14-15 AY15-16 AY16-17 AY17-18 GC Fall 69 Fall 55 Fall 66 Fall 65 Fall 68 Fall 2017 Responsible Conduct of Research GC 509 (ITA) Not offered Not offered Not offered Not offered Not offered - Initial offering Summer Summer Fall Spring 2018 GC 510 (ITA) 50 Fall 53 Fall 60 Fall 72 Fall 71 Fall 41 Fall Spring 44 Spring 38 Spring 9 Spring 20 Spring 14 Spring 2018 GC 511 (ITA) Not offered Not offered Not offered 26 Spring 32 Spring 13 Spring 2018 GC 512 (writing) GC 592 (teaching) Not offered Not offered Not offered Not offered 16 Fall 19 Spring (2 sections will be offered beginning Summer 2017) Not offered Not offered Not offered Not offered Initial offering next Fall 8 Summer Fall Spring Fall 2017 GC 593 (teaching) Not offered 20 Fall 18 Spring 18 Fall 17 Spring 24 Fall 22 Spring 12 Fall Spring 2018 GC 594 (teaching) Not offered Not offered 9 Spring Not offered 24 Spring 23 Spring 2018
5 Graduate College Foundations of College Instruction Comprehensive List of Awarded Certificates # Term Certificate Student Primary Status First Name Last Name Certificate College Awarded Program Code Degree Program 1 Fall 2017 Approved Randa Abdelrahim Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Disability St - PhD 2 Fall 2017 Approved Aida Alibek Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Math - PhD 3 Fall 2017 Approved Elsa Anderson Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG BioSc - PhD 4 Fall 2017 Approved Lindsey Banks Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG none 5 Fall 2017 Approved Nolan Bielinski Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG BioSc - PhD 6 Fall 2017 Approved Katlin Brown Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Ed Psych - PhD 7 Fall 2017 Approved Alexandra Davis Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG CLJ - PhD 8 Fall 2017 Approved Holly Fisher Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Nutrition - MS 9 Fall 2017 Approved Kimberly Garza Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Anthro - PhD 10 Fall 2017 Approved Bartlomiej Kmiecik Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG none 11 Fall 2017 Approved Laura Manning Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Anthro - PhD 12 Fall 2017 Approved Christina Mekonen Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG BiolSc - PhD 13 Fall 2017 Approved Lindsey Miossi Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Kinesiology - MS 14 Fall 2017 Approved Maryam Muhammad Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Med Chem-PhD 15 Fall 2017 Approved James Oren Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Ed Psych - PhD, and MESA - MED 16 Fall 2017 Approved Sarah Shepherd- Manandhar Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Anthro - PhD 17 Fall 2017 Approved Catherine Webb Graduate College 20FS5535NDEG Disability St - PhD
6 UIC Graduate College Three Minute Thesis 3MT Competition UIC Graduate students participated in the Graduate College s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT ) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia*. The competition supports student s capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. They must condense their research into a brief, engaging presentation, using a single presentation slide. Students enrolled in either a Master s or Ph.D. program with an original research project were able to compete. Twelve finalists were selected to compete on March 15, 2018 at the Latino Cultural Center from 4:30-6:00 PM. The first place winner will represent UIC at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Conference taking place April 4-6, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Congratulations to our 2018 winners! 2018 Winners First Place Winner: Joe Bozeman III, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Impacts as they relate to Dietary Intake and Food Insecurity Second Place Winner: Anjali Sivarmakrishnan, Department of Physical Therapy Effects of aerobic exercise on disease progression and clinical function in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Third Place Winner: Chih-Chieh (Jay) Hsu, Department of Disability Studies Barriers and contributions: what was wrong with Beethoven? People s Choice Award: Loujaina Abdelwahed, Department of Economics The Fiscal Management of Foreign Aid: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa 2017 Winners First Place Winner: Taneka Jones, Department of Bio Engineering Let s get to the root of the problem First Runner Up: Joe Bozeman III, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering Food Desert Emergence Second Runner Up: Drew Fast, Department of Applied Health Science, Biomedical Visualization Designing a Culturally, Linguistically and Visually Appropriate HIV Intervention Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People s Choice Award: Soroush Khaleghi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Security of Integrated Circuts
7 Graduate College Events and Workshops The following events were sponsored, or co-sponsored, by the Graduate College. Academic Year For Faculty and Staff 2017 Annual Meeting of the Graduate College Faculty Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 Time: 2:00-4:00 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB) - Conference Room A Intended Audience: Graduate Faculty Spring 2017 Meeting of the Director of Graduate Studies Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Location: Student Center West (SCW)-2nd floor, MM-Thompson Room A Fall 2016 Meeting of the Director of Graduate Studies Description: Fall meeting for Directors of Graduate Studies Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Student Services Building, Conference Rooms B For Students - Graduate Student Professional Development and Community Building Activities Graduate College 3 Minute Thesis Competition Description: The Graduate College is hosting a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The Three Minute Thesis is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The competition supports student's capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. They must condense their research into a brief, engaging presentation, using a single presentation slide. Students enrolled in either a Master's or Ph.D. program with an original research project may compete. Submit a 3-minute video and fill out the application. Winners will have the chance to win up to $450 and the first place winner will represent UIC in the 3MT competition held at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Conference April 6-7, Date: Submissions Due Thursday March 9, Time: Competition 3/16 4:00-6:30 PM Location: Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2 CV and Resume 101 Description: A comprehensive and interactive career development workshop for graduate students in all fields. Gain valuable advice for writing a powerful, and effective Curriculum Vitae and Resume in preparation for both the academic job market and alt-ac fields.
8 Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB), 2790 Graduate Student Coffee Hour Description: Stop by the Graduate College for some coffee or tea and light refreshments. Socialize with other Graduate Students and feel free to bring your advisor or any faculty from your department, all are welcome. Date: Friday April 21, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: University Hall 650 Graduate Student Roadmap Description: What are the things you should be doing during graduate school to ensure success after graduate school? This workshop provides students with a checklist for academic and professional success. Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Student Services Building, Room 2790 Five Love Languages, A Communication Workshop Description: This fun and interactive workshop, based off of Gary Chapman s best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, explores love languages which help you learn how to communicate with your partner, family, friends and colleagues. Love languages are unique to everyone and they are helpful when trying to understand the way people communicate! You will leave this session with great information and an assessment that allows you to find your own personal love language. Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Free Massages, Cupcakes and Stress Relief Activities Description: Come get a free chair massage and a cupcake compliments of the Graduate College. Also participate in other stress relief activities. Students who register for this event will have priority and massages will be given on a first come first served basis. Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Pitching Your Skills Description: You are in an elevator, at a conference, or at a party, meeting someone very important. You only have 2 minutes to describe your experience, research, or groundbreaking proposal. What can you say? Join the workshop, "Pitching Your Skills," where we will focus on crafting clear and concise selfintroductions that carry maximum impact. Date: March 9, 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790
9 Etiquette 101 Description: This workshop is designed to help students new to U.S. universities improve their writing. We will discuss the basic formatting of an , etiquette, and tips for best practices. Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Interview and Negotiation Workshop Description: The Graduate College and Career Services invite you to join us for a workshop that will help you refresh your interview skills and negotiate an employment offer with confidence. Since most graduate students have been on interviews, a brief review of interview tips will be introduced with a transition to strategies for responding to and negotiating an offer received from a successful interview. This session is interactive and you are encouraged to share any of your own interview or job offer negotiation experiences that may be helpful to other attendees. Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Ten Minutes to Zen, Learning how to Practice 10 Minute Meditation Description: This session will focus on mindfulness and meditation practice. Instruction will be provided on meditation exercises targeted at mindfulness and relaxation. Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 West Side Coffee and Donut Party Description: Come enjoy free donuts and coffee and mingle with fellow Graduate Students. Free for Graduate Students. Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: GEMS Library Room 317, College of Medicine 1853 W. Polk St Making a Plan for your Professional Development Description: This session will help you to think strategically about creating a professional development plan during graduate school that will enhance your graduate school experience and help you work towards your professional career goals. Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Grantsmanship for PhDs and Beyond Description: This session provides an in-depth overview of the grant preparation and submission process. You will hear information and suggestions from UIC s Office of Research Development and the Office of Social Science Research. Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790
10 Winning the Money! How to Submit a Successful Fellowship Application Description: Are you looking for mechanisms to fund your graduate education outside of assistantships? Come and get practical advice about the fellowship application and award process, from the Graduate College and your peers on campus who have secured support. Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 Graduate Student Pizza Party Description: Come to our Kick-off Event for Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Free Pizza and Drinks. Come hang out with your colleagues for a fun lunch networking hour Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: 650 University Hall Individual Development Plan Workshop Develop an Individual Development Plan that will prepare you for academic and professional journey in graduate school and beyond Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB), 2790 Taxation of Tuition Waivers Description: This workshop will help you determine how the taxability of tuition waivers effects your pay, calculate how much of a reduction in your stipend you should expect and identify ways of getting through the months of withholding. Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Student Services Building 2790 How to Get Out of Here. Thesis/Dissertation Requirements for Graduation Description: This workshop covers all of the requirements, deadlines and specific instructions for submitting your Thesis/Dissertation. In the second half of the workshop we will walk you through the electronic submission process from beginning to end. In this session you will find out how to fill out information online and uphold your thesis/dissertation to the electronic system. Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 309 Burnham Hall Etiquette for U.S. Academia Description: This workshop is designed to help students new to U.S. universities improve their writing. We will discuss the basic formatting of an , etiquette, and tips for best practices. Date: Thursday, October 13 & 20, 2016 Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Grant Hal 105 (The Writing Center)
11 Graduate Student Roadmap Description: What are the things you should be doing during graduate school to ensure success after graduate school? This workshop provides students with a checklist for academic and professional success. Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Student Services Building, Room 2790 Image of Research Ceremony and Reception 2016 Co-Sponsor: UIC Library Description: Awards presentations and reception for the 2016 Image of Research Competition Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Daley Library, Room 1-470, Morgan St Individual Development Plan Workshop Develop an Individual Development Plan that will prepare you for academic and professional journey in graduate school and beyond Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB), 2790 StrengthsQuest Workshop Learn how individual talents can be turned into leadership strengths Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Time: 4:00-5:15 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB), 2790 Managing Stress for Graduate Students Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:00 PM Location: Student Services Building (SSB), 2790 International Teaching Assistant Orientation 2016 Description: Mandatory orientation for newly appointed international teaching assistants Date: Monday, August 15, 2016 Time: Check-in: 8:30 AM; Event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (lunch provided at 12 PM) Location: Student Services Building, Conference Rooms A, B, and C Campus-Wide Teaching Assignment Orientation 2016 Description: Mandatory orientation for all new teaching assistants (including international) Date: Monday, August 15, 2016 Time: Check-in 12:30 PM, Event: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Location: Science & Engineering South, Room 250 Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2016 Description: General orientation for new Graduate College students Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
12 Time: Check-in 8:45 AM, Event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, followed by Resource Fair and barbeque lunch/social Location: Thompson Rooms, Student Center West Intended Audience: Newly admitted Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduate students Registration Required: Yes, through UIC Connect on my.uic.edu Graduate College Sponsored Workshops and Programs (Theresa Christenson-Cabellaro) Workshops or Program Times per year Average Attendance Description Partners CV Doctor 2 to 4 50 CV Resume Review 2 to 4 50 Stress Management for Graduate Students 1 to 2 20 Sleep Deprivation Workshop 1 to 2 20 Killer Chemicals Writing for Academics 4 20 Time Management 1 to 2 20 Certified Financial Planning Sessions 1 30 Getting In Shape Financially 1 to 2 30 Improve student CV writing determine differences between CV and Resumes Staff led CV and Resume review session Workshop bringing awareness to students about the role of Makes students aware of the significance of sleep in staying healthy during graduate school A wellness workshop for graduate students hosted by the Wellness Center Specifically for International Graduate Students on how to address s in academic settings Wellness Center leads students through a discussion of better organizing time Chicago Certified Financial Planners offer 1 on 1 sessions with our students Preparing students for individual consultations with financial planners Office of Career Services Office of Career Services UIC Wellness Center UIC Wellness Center UIC Wellness Center International Teaching Assistant Program UIC Wellness Center Student Money Management Center Student Money Management Center
13 Financial Planning for Graduate Students 1 30 Budgeting for Graduate Students 1 20 Credit Report Clinic 1 TBA ABC's of the Literature Review 1 40 Abstract Writing Workshop 1 30 Personal Branding and Social Media 1 30 Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch 2 28 Cultivating Your Professional Network 2 25 Cover Letter Writing Basics 2 40 Interviewing and Negotiation 1 30 Introduction to Data Management 2 20 Using Electronic Bibliographical Databases 4 20 Students think about long and short term financial goals Budgeting 101 for graduate students and tips for saving money Makes students aware of how to read their credit reports Essential elements of writing a successful literature review Helps students develop a framework to improve their abstracts Students differentiate themselves based on strengths, skills and leadership Presenting a successful elevator pitch about your research Networking 101 for graduate students How to write a successful cover letter for academic and non-academic positions Helps students refresh interview skills and negotiate job offers with confidence How to use data management for Thesis/Dissertation research Various approaches to a bibliographical data base system Student Money Management Center & External Partners Student Money Management Center Student Money Management Center External Presenters External Presenters Hispanic Center for Career Enhancement (External) UIC Graduate Students Internal Graduate College Office of Career Services Office of Career Services UIC Library UIC Library & Faculty
14 Public Speaking and Communication 2 25 Electronic Presentation Design 1 TBA Thesis Submission 6 80 Graduate Student Roadmap 3 TBA What is your Game Plan? Developing Career Goals 3 30 Planning For a Post-Doc 1 40 Individual Development Plan 3 TBA Individual Development Plan Assessment 3 TBA Submitting a Successful Fellowship Application 2 25 Academic Job Interview and Etiquette 2 30 Leadership Practices Inventory 2 20 The session offers tips on public speaking, and students strategize and practice communication skills How to develop better presentations for job talks, teaching, research presentations All the steps that need to be completed to electronically submit the Thesis/Dissertation Checking all of the boxes to be successful in graduate school and beyond Career planning session where students reflect on short and long term career goals Panel Session of current Post- Docs and Faculty How to develop an Individual Development Plan for Graduate Students 1 year reflection on changes to students Individual Development Plans A panel of award winners and the fellowship coordinator discuss tips for submitting successful applications The ins and outs of the Academic Job Interview A personal leadership assessment and facilitation College of Business TBA Internal Grad College Internal Grad College Internal Grad College Post -Doc Association Internal Grad College UIC Graduate Students Internal Grad College Fellowships & Graduate Students Various Departments & Graduate Students Student Leadership
15 Strengths Finder 2 28 Alt-Ac Career Panel 1 50 Life Beyond and Outside the Tenure Track 3 20 Myers Briggs Career Success Assessment 1 20 Pitching Your Skills Minute Meditations 2 16 Professional Head Shots for Students Grant Writing Do's and Don'ts 1 20 A personal strengths assessment and facilitation A career panel and discussion of Chicagoland PhD's who have successful careers outside academia PhD's in alt-ac careers discuss their experiences and lead a discussion with graduate students A personal career assessment and facilitation Crafting clear and concise introductions with a maximum impact Learning how to develop a meditation practice Professional head shots for students portfolios and online professional networking Introduction to the tips and tricks of grant writing Development Services Student Leadership Development Services Career Services Various Outside PhD's in Multiple Fields Wellness Center Faculty Counseling Services UIC Library Internal Grad College Graduate Student Bowling Night Bowling social event Graduate Student Council Monthly Networking Socials Graduate Student Cultural Excursions 6 30 Coffee Hours, Pizza Hours, Ice Cream Socials. Networking and food for graduate students Excursions to museums and cultural institutions in the city with guided tours GEMS & Other Campus Departments Chicago Museums
16 Lincoln Park Zoo Lights Networking Excursion 1 40 Grad Student Families Movie Night 2 20 Chair Massage for Graduate Students 1 30 Three Minute Thesis Semifinal Competition 1 TBA Three Minute Thesis Final Competition 1 TBA Helping Distressed Individuals 2 20 Holiday networking excursion for graduate students Encourages graduate students with families to come out for a fun movie night with food and prizes Stress relief for graduate students free massage A graduate student competition for students to present their research in 3 minutes 3-minute research presentations competition. The finalist will be submitted to Midwest Association of Grad Schools What students, staff and faculty can do to help distressed students NA Latino Cultural Center Student Recreation Center Departments across campus Departments across campus Counseling Services Get Your WriteON! Writing Sessions and Workshops ( ) Description: The Graduate College s Get Your WriteON! was created in the fall of 2014 and inspired by colleagues at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. While the frequency has increased from bi-monthly, three-hour sessions at the outset to daily all-day offerings during semester breaks, its essence remains the same: providing self-motivated graduate students with a dedicated space and time to write. The no-frills writing sessions are long on quietude, coffee, and camaraderie -- and short on conversation (at least within the work space). Get Your WriteOn! Sessions ( ) Term Dates Frequency Participants Fall 2014 Sept 22-Dec 15 Every other Monday 13 morning (7 sessions) Spring 2015 Jan 12-May 15 Monday mornings 14 (17 sessions) Summer 2015 May 18-Aug 10 Monday & Wednesday 27 (24 half day sessions) Summer 2015 Aug 10-Aug 21 4 times per week 33 (8 half day sessions) Fall 2015 Aug 24-Dec 14 Monday & Wednesday 29
17 (33 half day sessions) Winter Session Dec 16-Jan 7 4 times per week (8 full day sessions) Spring 2016 Jan 11-May 4 Monday & Wednesday (33 half day sessions) Summer 2016 May 9-Aug 18 Variable, 2-4 x per week Including full day (48 half-day sessions) Fall 2016 Aug 18-Dec 7 Monday & Wednesday (39 half day sessions) Totals 225 half-day sessions or equivalent Workshops Associated with Get Your Write On Sessions Term Dates Frequency Users Average Attendance 2015 Summer Aug per workshop Intersession May 2016 Intersession May per workshop Workshop Descriptions Date Title Description Presenting Units Attendance 8/10/15 Citation Management University reference librarian presents citation management software for use in academic University Library 8 8/11/15 How to Get a Job/Postdoc 8/12/15 Best Practices and Resources for Dissertation Writing 8/13/15 CVs, Résumés, and Cover Letters 8/14/15 Copyright, Plagiarism, and Permissions writing. Faculty member and former department chair with extensive experience in industry provides and overview with special emphasis on STEM fields. GC staff and graduate students offer their best practices and useful resources for research, writing and time management. Professional/career development presentation and discussion. University reference librarian provides an extensive overview of US copyright and permissions practices and how to avoid inadvertent plagiarism. Biological Sciences 14 Graduate College 6 Career Services and Graduate College University Library 3 8
18 8/17/15 Scholarly publishing and H-index 8/18/15 Graduate Student Tool-Kit 8/20/15 How Do I Get Out of Here? 5/9/16 Best Practices and Resources for Dissertation Writing 5/10/16 How Do I Get Out of Here? 5/11/16 CVs, Résumés, and Cover Letters 5/12/16 Here's What I'm Doing: Presenting Works in Progress Scholarly communications librarian outlines the publishing process and H-index factors. University reference librarian presents electronic resources and databases available through the library for use in academic writing. Dr. Kollenbroich provides a thorough overview of the bureaucratic process of defending and submitting a thesis. GC staff and graduate students offer their best practices and useful resources for research, writing and time management. Dr. Kollenbroich provides a thorough overview of the bureaucratic process of defending and submitting a thesis. Professional/career development presentation and discussion. Frequent participants of the writing sessions informally present their research. University Library 7 University Library 4 Graduate College 10 Graduate College 4 Graduate College 8 Career Services and Graduate College Graduate College 5 6
19 Student Orientations: Students Served AY12-13 AY13-14 AY14-15 AY15-16 AY16-17 New Grad Student Not recorded Teaching Assistant >300 ITA Spring 2016 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Event Date Location Time Superhero Graduate Student Breakfast Kick Off Event Monday, March 14, University Hall 10:00-11:15 AM 10 Minutes to Zen: Learning & Practice 10 Minute Meditations Monday, March 14, 2016 SSB :15-1:15 PM Grant Writing Dos & Don ts: Quick Tips for a Better Proposal Monday, March 14, 2016 SSB :00-4:30 PM What Is Your Gameplan? Beginning a Plan for your Professional Development. Monday, March 14, 2016 SSB :00-5:30 PM Graduate Student Wellness: Killer Chemicals Free Chair Massage & Other De-stress Activities Drop In Writing Hours & Coffee Interviewing and Negotiation Workshop Winning the Money! How to Submit a Successful Fellowship Application. Wham! Bam! West Side Bagel Party Life Beyond (and Outside) the Tenure Track: An #Alt-Academy Career Discussion with Dr. Heather Brown Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 SSB :00 PM - 5:30 PM SSB :00 PM - 2:30 PM SSB :00-11:30 AM SSB :00-5:00 PM SSB :30-2:00 PM GEMS Library Room 317, College of Medicine 1853 W. Polk St. 10:00-11:15 AM SSB 5:30-7:00 PM
20 Improv for Professional Networking Free Strengths Quest Assessment: Discover and Develop Your Strengths to Achieve Career and Professional Success Pitching Your Skills Free Professional Headshots Family Movie Night 'The Incredibles' Thursday, March 17, 2016 Thursday, March 17, 2016 Thursday, March 17, 2016 Friday, March 18, 2016 Friday, March 18, 2016 SSB :00-1:00 PM SSB :30 PM - 5:00 PM SSB :30-7:00 PM University Hall 11:00 AM :00 PM Latino Cultural 4:00-6:00 Center, PM Lecture Center B2
21 Graduate College Data Reports A number of reports are produced every year and posted on the Graduate College website, Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management Report This reports provides combined and individual data on diversity, applications, enrollment and degrees earned, for the last five years. PhD Program Review Time to Degree/Attrition - Reports showing the academic outcomes for doctoral students and the length of time it took to reach these. These reports essentially follow the approach taken by Council of Graduate Schools' PhD Completion Project. Doctoral study is considered to begin in the first academic year of enrollment in either the PhD program or its component masters program. If a student took time off from their progress, this was not accounted for (in other words, their time away counted towards their time to degree or attrition). Time is measured in years and reported as Median and 90th percentile (when 90% of the attrition or graduation sub-populations have reached their respective outcomes). Doctoral Student Assessment - Over the Academic Year of , the Graduate College surveyed UIC's doctoral program directors on how they assess their PhD students, how these students are funded, and what the outcomes of their doctoral students have been in recent times. Fifty-eight (58) doctoral programs surveyed, and 16 responses (28%) were received.
22 Graduate College Diversity Initiatives URM % URM TOTAL Applied Admitted Enrolled Applied Admitted Enrolled Applied Admitted Enrolled % 11.6% 17.9% % 10.5% 16.2% % 10.5% 15.7% % 11.4% 18.7% % 11.6% 18.3% Graduate College Recruitment Activities Grambling State University and STEM, January 20-21, 2016, Grambling, LA San Antonio, Texas Run - UTAS/U. of the Incarnate Word/St. Mary s, January 24-26, 2016 NCUR Conference, April 7-9, 2016, UNC Asheville, TN SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference, June th 2016, Atlanta, GA University of Buffalo McNair Conference, July 21-24th, 2016, Niagara, NY University of California McNair Scholars Symposium, August 4-6th, 2016, Berkeley, CA University of New Mexico McNair Seminar, August 26-28, 2016, Albuquerque, NM HBCU Run - Jackson State U./ Grambling State U./Southern U. /Xavier U./U. Baton Rouge, LA New Orleans, August 29-September 2, 2016 UIC LAS National Open House, September 8, 2016, Chicago, IL University of Montevallo McNair Program, September 15-17, 2016, Montevallo, AL MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference, September 23-25, 2016, Kansas City, MO Vanderbilt University - National Name Exchange Event, September 26-27th Nashville, TN University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez/Ponce/Cayey/Rio Piedras/Del Este), October 2-9, 2016 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference, October 13-16, 2016, Long Beach, CA 25th Annual National McNair Conference, October 27-30, 2016, Milwaukee, WI American Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities in Science (ABRCMS), November 9-12, 2016, Tampa, FL Morehouse College - McNair Program, January 19-20, 2017, Atlanta, GA, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras - MARC and RISE Programs, January 24-25, 2017 San Juan, PR
23 Northeastern Illinois University McNair and other programs, February 10, 2017, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago, McNair UIC, March 10, 2017, Chicago, IL National McNair Conference, University of Maryland, March 16-19, 2017, College Park, MD National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Conference, April 6-8, 2017, Memphis, TN California Forum for Graduate Diversity, April 7, 2017 Merced, CA TRIO Eastern Michigan University visit to UIC, April 14, 2017 UIC Hunter College McNair Scholars Program, May 11-12, 2017, New York, NY 4th Annual Graduate School Bootcamp at the UTSA, May 16-17, 2017, San Antonio, TX University of Texas Arlington McNair Scholars Programs, May 19, 2017, Arlington, TX Summer Research Opportunity Program SROP participants from UIC and from other colleges and universities. Cohort Year UIC Undergrads Non-UIC Undergrads Total Participants Graduate College Fellows Mentoring and Support Initiative The purpose of the Graduate College s (GC) Fellows Mentoring and Support Initiative is to expand outreach efforts to Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Higher Education (DFI) and Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln) Fellowship recipients at UIC. DFI and Lincoln Fellows have access to additional mentoring, advice, and referral support from GC faculty and staff. Fellows can meet in a "home away from home" setting to engage in various career development workshops, scholarly, and community-building events. Ms. Demetria Ward-Kato will serve as the contact person for both Lincoln and DFI fellows. The GC Assistant and Associate Deans and other staff will serve as mentors. In the near future, we will expand the mentoring network to include alumni recipients of the DFI and Lincoln Fellowships. Activities and services include one-on-one meetings with the GC Assistant and Associate Deans. Meetings may include scheduled meetings [1 hr.] and walk-in appointments [15 min.] for Fellows to discuss academic, professional, and other related to success in their graduate programs. Meetings also include telephone and videoconferencing via telephone, Skype/ Google Hangouts with Fellows each academic year. In addition, junior graduate students are encouraged to connect with advanced graduate mentors. Alumni of DFI and UIC Lincoln Fellowships also serve as mentors to fellows. Fellows are encouraged to participate in campus-wide workshops on topics like: abstract writing, preparing for the academic job market, stress management, etc coordinated through the GC Career Development staff. Each year, colloquia are held were Fellows, alumni, faculty, and staff present research in an interdisciplinary group of people. Four to six sessions are held each year. Another important aspect of the Fellows Mentoring Initiative encourages recipients to present and judge undergraduate presentation at the Illinois African American and Latino Higher Education Alliance [IALHEA] provides an opportunity for students to dialogue and present research among other graduate and undergraduate students. Lastly, ta recognition lunch or dinner is held to honor Fellows who are graduating with a master's degree, doctoral degree as well as other significant academic and professional achievements.
24 Fellows Mentoring and Support Initiative Last Name First Name Program Degree Sought Abad Melissa Sociology PhD Alejo Elizabeth Political Science PhD Alonso Angelica Medicine/Epidemiology PhD Alvarez Manuel Physiology and Biophysics PhD Baker Bakari Public Health PhD Baldo Paola B. Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Bonds Jacqueline Neuroscience PhD Browne Prudence Educ (C&I) - Curriculum Studies PhD Burton Tristesse Pharmacognosy PhD Bynum Lindsay Psychology PhD Participant Years ; ; , ; ; , , , ; ; ; ; , ; ; Calvillo Carollina Sociology PhD Mathematics, Statistics, Castillo Abel and Computer Science PhD Cherry Myisha Philosophy PhD , Cisneros Steve G Psychology PhD Coleman Brett Psychology PhD Electrical and Computer Colon Albert Engineering PhD Cooke Andrea Disabilities Studies PhD Medicinal Chemistry Delgado Rivera Loruhama & Pharmacognosy PhD Diaz Megan Economics PhD Encisco Georgina Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Escamilla Justin Criminology, Law and Justice PhD Franklin Almethia Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Fulambarker Anjali Social Work PhD Garcia Rocio Latin American & Latino Studies MA Gholson Maisie Educ - Curriculum & Instruction PhD Hart Alysha Nursing PhD , , , ; ; , ; ; , ,
25 Hathaway Miranda Heather Education PhD Hicks Stephanie Education PhD Hong Ivan Criminology, Law, & Justice PhD Kauser Nabeelah Chemistry PhD Ledezma Deanna Art History PhD Lewis Michael Computer Science PhD Lewis Deana Education PhD Magan Ifrah Social Work PhD Malone Devin Museum Studies MA Biological and Martinez Jose Cristian Biomedical Sciences PhD Mejia Yanantali Educ (C&I): Curriculum Studies PHD Milam Brooks Kisha Education PhD Ng Pitti Carlos Bioengineering PhD Omitoyin Janet Education PhD Paredes Andre Bioengineering PhD Pearson Triniece Nursing PhD Powell Christopher Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Pursell Erica Bioengineering PhD Restrepo Francisco Physics PhD Rincon Roberto Political Science PhD Rollins Castillo Luisa Anthropology PHD Rosas Carlos Psychology PhD Saint Louis Ermus Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Salas Carlos Psychology PhD Salinas Eduardo Political Sciences PhD Sandoval Neri English PhD Salinas Eduardo Political Sciences PhD ; ; ; ; , ; ; , ; ; ; ; , , , , , , , , , ; ; , , , , , , , ,
26 Taylor Taneka Bioengineering PhD Thompson Joanna Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Topete Liza Public Health/ Environmental and Occupational Health PhD Vasquez Amanda Criminology, Law, and Justice PhD Washington Piere Sociology PhD Washington Delaina Education PhD ; ; ; ; , , , , ; ; ;
27 Graduate College Oversight and Centralized Services Graduate College Executive Committee Activities: The Graduate College Executive Committee consists of fourteen faculty members, eight elected and six appointed, who are tenured Associate or Full Professors. Members serve for two years and seven new members are chosen each year (four are elected, one from each of the four divisions and three members appointed ensuring equal distribution between divisions). No more than one person from a single degree granting unit may serve simultaneously, and members shall not serve more than two terms in succession. Please see Graduate College Bylaws for more details. Program Revision, Rename, Elimination Proposals New Program, new Joint Program, or New Rubric Proposals New GC Policy Proposals GC Policy Revision Proposals Degree Revocation Review (bylaws) * * One Executive Committee member chaired degree revocation Hearing Panel Centralized Graduate Student/Graduate Program Services Faculty Misconduct Review Provide guidance and advice to graduate program staff and directors of graduate studies. Enforce or waive admissions minimal requirements. Monitor student progress (time to degree, GPA). Student petitions. Change of graduate programs, transfer credit, supplemental grade reports. Issue academic probations, dismissals. Grievances-informal mediation (Associate Deans, Executive Assistant Dean), grievance officer (Dean)/hearing officer (Associate Dean). Fulfillment of degree requirements. Committee composition approval, thesis/dissertation requirements including ithenticate access and screening, thesis/dissertation submission to Indigo and ProQuest. Administer Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program. Monitor and approve curriculum changes in graduate programs. Data collection and analysis, publication of collective and program specific application, admissions and enrollment reports for Masters and PhD programs; Completion and attrition data for PhD program. Student Petitions Processed by the Graduate College Included in these statistics are petitions for: (1) Registration Revision (2) Late Add/Drop (3) Late Registration (4) Retroactive Registration, Add/Drop (5) Late I Grade Change (6) Probation Extension (7) 1-Year Prelim Rule (8) Leave of Absence (9) Change of Program (10) Transfer Credit (11) Credit for Prior MA/MS-32 hours (Doctoral students) (12) Limited Admission Dismissal (13) Program/Prelim Extension (14) Zero-Credit Hour Registration (15) Miscellaneous requests.
28 AY Petition Numbers AYTD Graduation Requirements Processed by Graduate College The graduation requirement review process is accomplished jointly by the academic program and the Graduate College. The program verifies program-specific requirements and certifies completion to the GC. The GC reviews college requirements including minimum 500-level hours, GPA minimum, total hours, timeto-degree, master s thesis defense, doctoral preliminary exam, and doctoral dissertation defense. The Graduate College inputs the final status (certifies or not completed) in the Banner database. Graduated Students: Masters Doctoral* IBHE Certifi cates Campus Certificates ** Students Applied - Did Not Graduate: Masters Doctoral* IBHE Certificates Campus Certificates** * * Summer * * Fall * * Spring * * * * Summer * * Fall * * Spring * * Summer * * Fall * * Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring (so far) Summer Fall Spring 2018 in progress *Summer 2011 Summer 2014: DA, DNP, EDD, OTD, PHD; Fall 14 present: DA, EDD, PhD only **Effective Spring 2015, finalization of completion moved to GC from Continuing Studies for those certificates under the Graduate College Academic Standing Probation/Dismissal and Academic Program Dismissal Academic Standing Probation/Dismissal: After grade roll at the end of every term, the Graduate College reviews reports of students who have not maintained a cumulative Graduate Degree GPA of 3.0 (B), and processes notification letters to the students and their program. Students in the Warning and 1 st Term Probation category are to receive advising from their academic program (and OIS, if international). Students