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Who to Ask: Contacts for Graduate Programs

TOPICS

Admissions Process

  • I want information about program application deadlines.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy
  • I want to change the application deadline for my program.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy and Susan Ely
  • I need help with electronic application issues.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy
  • I have a question about program review of applications
    Contact: Julie Kindschy
  • I need to know more about program decisions on applications.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy
  • I have a question about how one applies as a non-degree visiting student (see Graduate School Handbook pg. 25).
    Contact: Julie Kindschy
  • I seek details on applying to the Integrative Studies master's program.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy

Appointment Process and Student Support

  • I need assistance with the appointment of a student in the Graduate Student Information System (GSIM).
    Contact: Michelle Rose
  • I would like information on how to apply the student incentive policy in the appointment process.
    Contact: Michelle Rose or Ethan Bernstein
  • I need help with the Graduate School's incentive program.
    Contact: Ethan Bernstein or Michelle Rose
  • I require assistance in entering an appointment for a student who received an external award.
    Contact: Michelle Rose
  • I need information about student travel expense reports.
    Contact: Michelle Rose
  • I have questions concerning student support transactions to ledgers.
    Contact: Gail Lee

Appointments for Doctoral Students

  • I would like to appoint a student as a Teaching Fellow (rather than a TA).
    Contact: Thomas Lewis
  • I would like to create a proctorship to which I can appoint a student in the future.
    Contact: Vanessa Ryan
  • I would like to appoint a student to an existing proctorship.
    Contact: Michelle Rose
  • I would like to appoint a student to Advanced Student Status.
    Contact: Ethan Bernstein
  • I seek a teaching assistant for a class.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis

Dissertation Completion or Dissertation Extension Proposal

Graduate Council

  • The department wants to change the doctoral program requirements in a substantive way.  (See Graduate School Handbook pg. 35)
    Contact: Thomas Lewis
  • The department wants to change the master’s program requirements in a substantive way.  (See Graduate School Handbook pg. 35)
    Contact: Shayna Kessel
  • I want to initiate a new master’s degree program.
    Contact: Shayna Kessel
  • I want to initiate a new doctoral certificate program.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis
  • I would like to arrange for review of an integrative master’s application.
    Contact: Shayna Kessel
  • I want to understand the process for seeking approval of a concurrent degree (bachelor’s and master’s).
    Contact: Thomas Lewis

Fee Waivers

  • I need information about fee waivers.
    Contact: Brittany Leclerc

Financial Plan

  • Where do we stand with this year's expenditures?
    Contact: Kelly Nason

Nominations, Prizes, Awards, Fellowships

  • I want to nominate an alumna or alumnus for the Horace Mann Medal.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis
  • I want to add a nomination in CollegeNET for an incoming student for a named fellowship.
    Contact: Julie Kindschy

Open Graduate Education

Problem Situations

  • I need help with crafting a warning letter (see Graduate School Handbook pg. 21).
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • I need to discuss an academic problem situation.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • I need help with a problem situation.
    Contact: Any Graduate School dean
  • I need to help a student with a medical or mental health concerns.
    Contact: Maria Suarez
  • I need to help a student with accessibility or potential disability accommodations.
    Contact: SEAS Office
  • We have a student who is not meeting our expectations.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)

Programmatic

  • We have a new Chair, DGS or Program Administrator. Who needs to know?
    Contact: Susan Ely
  • We are making changes to our program. Do we need Graduate Council approval? (See Graduate School Handbook pg. 35.)
    Contact: Thomas Lewis
  • One of my students wants to switch from program x to program y (Ph.D., master's).
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • I want to check on whether a student has met degree requirements.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • I need information about changing a degree to another degree.
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • I need to prevent a student's dissertation from being immediately published in the Library's digital repository.
    Contact: Barbara Bennett or Joseph Rhoads (Library)

Reporting graduate applicant or student information

  • I need student or applicant information for a training grant or other federal agency.
    Contact: Ethan Bernstein
  • I need the same information for internal use.
    Contact: Ethan Bernstein

Student Leaves

  • Readmission from leave (see Graduate School Handbook pg. 66)
    Contact: Medical or personal leaves: Maria Suarez or Brittany Leclerc; other leaves: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)
  • Will a leave qualify as professional development leave?
    Contact: Thomas Lewis (doctoral); Shayna Kessel (master’s)

Graduate School Website and Social Media

  • I cannot find the information I need.
    Contact: Susan Ely
  • I want to update the program description or other information.
    Contact: Susan Ely
  • I want to suggest new content or a change in organizing information on the website.
    Contact: Susan Ely
  • Would you publicize this student honor or achievement?
    Contact: Susan Ely