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Department-Level Graduate Teaching Effectiveness (GTE) & Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Awards (GRCS)
Information on how to notify the Graduate College of your department graduate student winners for the Graduate Teaching Effectiveness (GTE) and Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Awards (GRCS) was emailed last week to all graduate directors and chairs. The deadline to select your winners and report to us is Friday, Jan. 27.  For more information, please contact

As a reminder, only those individuals chosen by a department as a current or previous winner of the Teaching Effectiveness or Graduate Research and Creative Scholar award can be nominated for consideration in the All-University Awards.

All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness (GTE) & Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Awards (GRCS)

Graduate directors and chairs were emailed details on how to nominate a graduate student for consideration for an All-University Award. The winners of the All-University awards will be selected by the Graduate Studies Council of the Faculty Senate. The deadline for the All-University nominations is Monday, Feb. 20. Log into the nomination application in InfoReady.

Apply for the Graduate Student Ambassador program

The Graduate Student Ambassador Program is conducting an open call for new members who are interested in promoting graduate education, gaining leadership skills, and helping current and future graduate students in the 2023-2024 academic year! Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Click here to learn more.

Fall 2022 Graduate Student Research and Travel Awardees Announced
The Graduate College has awarded 29 travel grants and 15 research grants to students who applied in the fall 2022 award cycle. Click here to view the list of recipients.

Spring 2023 Graduate Writing Circles
The Graduate Writing Circle provides community, accountability, and a dedicated time for all graduate students to gather with peers to work independently either in-person or virtually. Students have shared that co-working has helped to increase their motivation, set S.M.A.R.T. goals, and reduce a sense of isolation. Join in-person or virtually!

  • In-person every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Jan. 26, join for part of the day or for the entire day! Meet in Walwood Hall, East Campus. Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.
  • Virtual Writing Circle every Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Jan. 23, supplement your writing time with a virtual option or join if you are remote and cannot attend the in-person circles.

Dissertation Bootcamp 
Dissertation Bootcamp is an online resource for graduate students beginning to plan and conceptualize their thesis or dissertation or actively working on their thesis or dissertation after reaching candidacy. You are welcome to browse through the various sections for resources and information. This is not intended to replace in-person programs but serves to enhance your dissertation writing. Sign-up to participate here.

Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons
Seeking a study or group meeting space? Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons has you covered! This space was designed for graduate students and offers comfortable seating, large tables, study rooms, adjustable-height computer stations, and more. Swipe your Bronco Card at the entrance to access this exclusive space.