Services

Services provided by the Graduate School to faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and the broader community include:

  • Promote graduate education at a local, state, national, and international level
  • Represent the interests of CU-Boulder's graduate and professional programs with the State of Colorado, federal government, federal labs, industry partners, and the broader community
  • Represent the interests of graduate students across the campus Read More >> << Close
    • Coordinate with:
      • All CU-Boulder schools and colleges
      • Admissions Office
      • Bursar's Office
      • Division of Student Affairs
      • Financial Aid Office
      • Office of Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement (ODECE)
      • Office of Planning, Budget & Analysis (PBA)
      • Registration Office
      • United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS)
  • Maintain open communication with all Graduate School constituents Read More >> << Close
    • Respond to more than 45,000 email inquiries per year. (Figure does not including the Graduate Teacher Program, budget or human resources operations.)
  • Provide strategic planning and vision for graduate education at CU-Boulder
  • Fundraising for graduate education
  • Internationalization of the CU-Boulder campus
  • Curriculum development within graduate programs
  • New degree and certificate development for graduate students
  • Graduate student recruitment Read More >> << Close
    • Represent the university at recruitment fairs and diversity events nationwide and internationally
    • Develop and maintain Graduate School website as an entry point for prospective graduate students
    • Coordinate updates for graduate student section of Admissions website
    • Publish the CU-Boulder Graduate Education brochure and electronic presentation
    • Publish the annual Graduate Student Guide to Campus Life
    • Assist CU-Boulder faculty, staff, and graduate student recruitment efforts
    • Coordinate distribution of recruitment tools to, and encourage recruitment efforts of, faculty, staff, and current graduate students
  • Graduate student admissions Read More >> << Close
    • Administer the campus-wide online application system for graduate programs
      • Troubleshoot student navigation and other online application issues
      • Provide login access for staff and faculty to the application database
      • Troubleshoot staff/faculty issues with the application database
      • Provide statistical information for the Council of Graduate Schools and CU-Boulder departments and administration
    • Coordinate admissions training efforts with the Office of Admissions
    • Assist faculty and staff with navigating the entire admissions process
    • Review, approve, and process provisional admission requests
    • Review, approve, and process admission to concurrent (Bachelor's/Master's) programs
  • Graduate education advising  Read More >> << Close
    • Advise students, staff, and faculty about Graduate School academic rules, policies, and procedures, including
      • Transfer of credit rules, requirements, and procedures
      • Admission to candidacy and degree plan information
      • Registration requirements and registration change information including late add, late drop, and grade change issues
      • Graduate faculty appointments and examination committee approval
      • Academic probation
      • Grievance procedures
      • Requests for exceptions to Graduate School rules
    • Provide information to students, staff, and faculty regarding graduation requirements, including
      • Graduation procedures, paperwork, and deadlines
      • Thesis and dissertation format and submission
      • Check all graduate student records for completion and graduation requirements
  • Graduate student funding and assistantships Read More >> << Close
    • Advise faculty, staff, and students on Graduate School policies and procedures as they relate to graduate student financial support, including
      • Graduate appointment policies and procedures
      • Tuition remission policies and procedures
    • Conduct centralized efforts necessary to graduate student funding
      • Review and approve petitions for exceptions to Graduate School policy
      • Administer Graduate School fellowships and competitive awards
      • Serve as Coordinating Official for NSF Graduate Research Fellows
  • Career counseling tailored to the unique career development needs and concerns of graduate students through Career Services Read More >> << Close
    • Individual, confidential career counseling to help with career decision-making,  transition,  CVs, resumes, job search, interviewing academic and non-academic careers and salary negotiations.
    • Department-specific career workshops across 50 disciplines
    • Five major career fairs
    • Weekly employer info sessions
    • Online portal to non-academic job and internship listings, campus interview scheduling, and database of 6,000 plus employers and 8,000 contacts
    • Online networking group with LinkedIn
    • Online Optimal Resume™ service
    • Interfolio service for managing and sending academic credentials to graduate/professional and K-12 educational organizations
  • Administer our highly acclaimed Graduate Teacher Program
  • Academic professional development for future college teachers Read More >> << Close
    • Provide professional development opportunities for graduate students who hope to pursue careers as future faculty, including
    • Academic professional development for future faculty
    • Guidance on preparation for academic careers
    • Workshops on teaching in various academic cultures
    • Site visits to other campuses
    • Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network (30 institutions)
    • Assistance with CV preparation
    • Assistance with Socratic portfolio development
    • Assistance with academic job applications
    • Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Faculty
  • College teacher training Read More >> << Close
    • Provide college teacher training for graduate students during each year of their graduate study through our Graduate Teacher Program, including
    • In-service training and workshops on college teaching
    • Three annual conferences on college teaching
    • Videotape consultation on graduate students' classroom teaching
    • Course Redesign Project
    • Teaching Institute for Graduate Education Research (TIGER) for STEM graduate students
    • Best Should Teach Award
    • Library on college teaching
    • Assistance with the development of a Socratic teaching portfolio
    • College Teaching Certificate (for graduate students who teach on the Boulder campus)
  • Professional development for jobs in business, government, industry or the arts Read More >> << Close
    • Provide professional development opportunities for graduate students who hope to pursue careers outside of academe through the Graduate Teacher Program in collaboration with Career Services, including
    • BGIA professional development for future professionals
    • Guidance on preparation for nonacademic careers
    • Workshops on teaching in various nonacademic cultures
    • Site visits to work sites and follow-up internships
    • Assistance with résumé preparation
    • Assistance with professional portfolio development
    • Assistance with nonacademic job applications
    • Professional Development Certificate for Business, Government, Industry, or the Arts
  • Lead Graduate Teacher Network Read More >> << Close
    • Provide academic management and leadership training, consultation on teaching training, and team development training to outstanding graduate students from graduate programs through the Graduate Teacher Program
    • Seminar on Academic Leadership & Management, Pedagogy & Consultation
    • Guided internship as Lead Graduate Teachers in their home departments
    • Lead Graduate Teachers make a personal plan for the AY, create an original workshop, work on an interdisciplinary team, consult with beginning TAs in the department, arrange discipline-specific workshops, and attend management meetings with the Lead Coordinators
  • Pre-Professor Program (“Pre-Prof”) Read More >> << Close
    • Provide professional development opportunities for undergraduate students who hope to pursue careers as future faculty through the Graduate Teacher Program in collaboration with the SUEP and McNair Programs, including
    • Academic professional development for undergraduates who aspire to careers as future faculty
    • Guidance on preparation for application to graduate school
    • Workshops on applying to graduate school, identifying a field, and thinking about a research topic; workshops on presentation skills
    • Interviews with faculty
    • Site visits to other campuses
    • Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Faculty
  • Professional development for postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral researchers Read More >> << Close
    • Hosting and guiding the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado through the Graduate Teacher Program's Postdoctoral Services
    • Workshops on writing a CV or a résumé, teaching in various academic environments, applying for academic and non academic jobs
    • Workshops and training on tech transfer issues
    • Workshops on writing grants and working with the Office of Contracts & Grants
  • Budget and Personnel Oversight Read More >> << Close
    • Administer budgetary and personnel policies and procedures, oversight and coordination for the Boulder campus institutes, the Museum, and Office of Contracts and Grants
      • Coordinate faculty and staff employment for
        • Tenure-track faculty
        • Instructional faculty
        • Professional exempt staff
        • Classified staff
        • Student hourly employees
      • Coordinate employment logistics for faculty and staff, including
        • Hiring
        • Promotion
        • Reappointments
        • Merit evaluations
        • Termination
        • Additional compensation
        • Leave policies and procedures
        • Office policies and procedures
        • Jobsatcu
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