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Each year, the Office of Graduate Studies organizes a number of events for Directors of Graduate Studies and program contacts. Additional resources to support their work are also available on a Canvas organization.

DGS Orientation

Each fall, new DGSs and program contacts are invited to attend an orientation to assist them in their new roles.

This is also an opportunity to meet new faculty and staff, as well as representatives from the Office of Graduate Studies.

The 2018 Orientation is Friday, September 7, 1:00-2:30pm (Leadership Auditorium, Student Center). Click here to register.

DGS Summit

All DGSs and contacts (new and returning) are invited to learn about current issues in graduate education and new resources available to them.

The DGS Summit is scheduled near the beginning of the fall semester. The summit is also a chance to collaborate across units and provide feedback to the Office of Graduate Studies.

The 2018 Summit is being offered on two dates: Friday, September 7, 1:00-2:30pm (Leadership Auditorium, Student Center) or Friday, September 21, 8:30-10:30am (Room 115, Cornell Hall). Grad Contacts and DGSs should attend one date. Click here to register.

DGS Network Meetings

DGS network meetings are scheduled throughout the academic year and are a continuation of networking and professional development specifically for DGSs and program contacts beyond the DGS summit. A selection of DGS network events (noted in event description) are open to all graduate faculty.

Fall 2018 DGS Network Events:

Mentoring Graduate Students: Best Practices and Using the Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Open to all MU graduate faculty
October 3, 2018
3-4 pm
204 Strickland Hall

Workshop – Advising for Advisors: Preparing Your Ph.D.s for the Job Hunt
Dr. Karen Kelsky from The Professor Is In: the Esssential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job
Open to all MU graduate faculty
October 8, 2018
9-10 am
Stotler III, Memorial Union

Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Recruitment
November 1, 2018
3-4 pm
Lafferre Hall, Room W0009

If you have ideas or pertinent topics for DGS network meetings, contact Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

DGS and Contacts Resource Account

The Office of Graduate Studies regularly communicates with DGSs and program contacts via email.

OGS hosts a resource account that it uses to share information critical to graduate students, including deadlines, events, resources, and policy changes. DGSs and contacts then share necessary information with graduate students in their departments and programs.