L&S Graduate Affairs Community
The L&S Graduate Affairs Community was established by L&S Administration to bring together those across the College who work with graduate students. We aim to provide timely information and training, answer your questions, support you in your work, and build a community of professionals who can help and support each other.
WE WANT YOUR IDEAS! Please send questions or suggestions for this KB or meeting topics to Lynne Prost, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Academic Affairs or Laura Fisk, HR Associate Director for Student Assistants.
Graduate Affairs Overview KB Page
The L&S Graduate Student Affairs (Main Overview) KB page was created to offer a high-level overview of policies and KB articles relevant to Graduate Affairs in L&S.
L&S Graduate Coordinators Email List
To receive email updates related to graduate issues in L&S, subscribe to our Google Group by emailing: email@example.com
All L&S Graduate Program Coordinators/Directors and anyone else interested in L&S graduate affairs are welcome to join the list.
|Date Sent||Topic and Link to Email Text|
|Feb 21, 2023||Updated Guidance on English Language Proficiency for L&S TAs|
|Feb 17, 2023||Resources for Graduate Fellowship Admninistration|
|Dec 14, 2022||L&S TA Training Spring 2023|
|Dec 6, 2022||Seeking Nominations for 2023 L&S Teaching Mentors|
|Dec 2, 2022||L&S Graduate Support Guarantee Exercise|
|Nov 7, 2022||Reminder: Campus-Wide TA Awards|
|Oct 31, 2022||RSVP for the Nov 10, 2022 Admin Topic of the Month - Grad Assistantships|
|Oct 6, 2022||Campus-Wide TA Awards|
|Sept 26, 2022||Save the Dates: L&S TA Trainings 2023|
|Aug 8, 2022||Reminder: L&S TA Training Fall 2022|
|July 5, 2022||L&S TA Training Fall 2022|
|Apr 25, 2022||Join the L&S Graduate Affairs Community Microsoft Teams Channel|
|Apr 20, 2022||Register for the May 10, 2022 L&S Graduate Affairs Community Meeting|
Note that TLA also maintains a Communications from L&S Teaching & Learning Administration KB that includes all emails sent from TLA to chairs, directors, and department administrators.
L&S Graduate Affairs Community Microsoft Teams Channel
The Teams channel provides an informal mechanism for communicating with others across L&S who work in graduate affairs. This may include asking for advice, sharing resources, etc. To join the Teams channel, navigate to the “Teams” tab within Microsoft Teams, select the button “Join or create a team,” and enter the following code: dp9grhj
Please respect the following guidelines when posting in Teams. Messages that do not adhere to the guidelines will be deleted by a team owner.
Be respectful and courteous in all messages.
Consider these messages public and DO NOT share any information that might be considered sensitive or private. Please email Lynne Prost and/or Laura Fisk directly if you need to discuss anything involving a student’s sensitive or private information.
L&S Graduate Affairs Community Meetings
These meetings provide opportunities for L&S Admin to share timely information related to graduate student policies and practices in L&S. They also provide space for discussion and sharing of ideas among graduate affairs professionals. Meetings take place on Zoom and recordings will be posted here.
|Date||Topic, Registration, & Downloadable Materials||Description|
|May 10, 2022||
Community overview & TA Training
To register after May 4, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will provide:
Prior to hosting these meetings, we presented twice at L&S Admin Topic of the Month. Information from those presentations can be found below:
|Date||Topic & Downloadable Materials||Description|
|March 24, 2022||
Graduate Assistants 102: TA workloads and Performance Management
This follow-up to last month's Grad Assistants 101 took a deeper look at three of the items the attendees expressed interest in: TA workloads, TA performance management, and L(SA) professional development. This meeting provided:
|Feb 24, 2022||
Graduate Assistants 101: Best Practice and Resources
Graduate Assistants have a mix of employment and academic considerations unlike any other group of employees. This meeting provided: