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25 Writing Prompts to Fuel Your Academic Argument

Are you a procrastinator who suffers from writing anxiety? Are you having trouble dedicating time to writing your dissertation? The Graduate School has tips for you and 25 writing prompts to fuel your brainstorming.

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Work Less, Do More

June 26, 2019

While research suggests that most people are productive for a maximum of four hours a day, the style for how one manages those four hours can vary widely. Here are some tips on how to make your workday most productive.

New Graduate School dean, Scott Adler

E. Scott Adler tapped for CU Boulder Graduate School leadership post

May 23, 2019

Hannah Glick takes first place in 3MT competition

Workshops helped students prepare for the 3MT competition

May 14, 2019

The second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held at the Graduate School in February. Using only one slide, competitors were challenged to describe their research in 3 minutes to a panel of judges and an audience from the community.

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Task force on graduate student stipends and benefits seeks community input

May 8, 2019

The task force charged with examining graduate student stipends and benefits has posted its draft report for a 60-day community review. The draft report by the Graduate Task Force on Stipends and Benefits provides detailed information on recent investments the university has made to graduate student faculty compensation and how it compares with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Association of American Universities (AAU) public peers. The draft report also includes recommendations, in order of priority, that address graduate student fees, health care services and stipends.

Leslie Reynolds

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Survey results on mentors, funding

March 19, 2019

Dean Leslie Reynolds shares highlights from the fall survey on mentors and funding.

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Grad programs earn high marks in 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

March 14, 2019

CU Boulder currently stands among the top 25 nationally for several of its graduate-level programs, according to rankings released Tuesday, March 12, by U.S. News and World Report.

Ann Schmiesing

Message from Dean Ann Schmiesing on initial results from fall survey on mentors and funding

Dec. 18, 2018

As part of our ongoing efforts to assess and improve your graduate student experience at CU Boulder, the Graduate School partnered with Institutional Research Institutional within the Office of Data Analytics in October 2018 to survey graduate students about mentors and funding. At the close of the survey, 2877 graduate students had responded, yielding a response rate of almost 60%. An overview of the initial results are provided below. Additional survey results will be provided during the 2019 spring semester.

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New service assists graduate students with non-academic career dreams

Nov. 20, 2018

It’s no secret that doctoral students have the education and skills to move into meaningful careers beyond the professoriate. But how do you get there? Career Services, Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and CIRES have teamed up to offer Versatile PhD—a free online resource for the CU Boulder graduate student and postdoc community.

Ann Schmiesing

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Task force, survey to help improve graduate student experience

Oct. 2, 2018

The Graduate School is launching a task force to examine graduate student stipends and benefits, and a survey to assess funding and academic advising/mentorship.

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