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Category Archives: Graduate School News

Proposal and Budget Development Workshop

The Office of Research and Engagement is offering a workshop to make proposal and budget development easier by describing the process and by providing helpful tips for developing grant proposals and budgets for multiple sponsors. This workshop, offered on Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., will explore many of the different budget formats required by different agencies, and discuss recent proposal preparation updates issued by those agencies. To register and get more information about this workshop, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

Best Practices in Publishing Program

The Best Practices in Publishing program, developed by the UT Libraries and the Graduate School, provides opportunities to discuss research and publishing-related issues with graduate students from across the University. Over seven sessions in fall 2017, a range of topics will be introduced and discussed with campus experts, including experienced faculty. Download a schedule of topics and set of expectations and if you are interested, registration begins August 15th. Seating is limited to 30 students, so register early!

Professional Development Opportunities from the Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL. There are three seminars available; seminar descriptions, registration deadlines and registration links can be found on the UT CIRTL Fall 2017 pages at the Teaching and Learning Center. Additionally, there are a number of online workshops, courses, and seminars that are offered through the central CIRTL website at Descriptions of course and workshop offerings are on the UT CIRTL Fall 2017 pages, and you can download a guide on how to sign up for CIRTL.

New One Stop Hours

One Stop Student Services continues to make significant improvements to support students. Starting Monday, July 31, One Stop will update its service hours to better meet the needs of students and families. These changes are being made so that One Stop staff are available to help more people during different times of the day.

The new service hours will be:

  • Phones: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • Walk-Ins: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday

Registration Open for Best Practices in Teaching

The Best Practices in Teaching program provides opportunities to discuss teaching-related issues with new and experienced faculty and peers from across the university. Topics range from preparing a syllabus, to addressing classroom civility, to being a mentor. View the full list of topics and get more details about the program and what would be expected of you. Registration is open to the first 30 participants, to register early!

New Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate are looking forward to meeting new graduate students at the 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have not RSVP’d for this event, there’s still time. Just go to and let us know you’re coming. For more details about the orientation (where, when, what, etc.), visit our Fall Orientations page.

Free Seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students

UT CIRTL is offering a free 1.5 day summer seminar on Teaching and Learning for Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows entitled “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning in STEM or F.U.E.L. for STEM.” This non-credit workshop series will meet Friday, July 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 29th from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. View the flyer for further details and forward to any and all who might be interested. Seating is limited, so register by July 21st. For more information, please contact Ferlin McGaskey at or 865-974-3932.

Graduate Student Summer Travel Grants Available

Graduate students working on their dissertations in humanities fields can now apply for summer travel fellowships through a new program offered by the UT Humanities Center. The fellowships help UT graduate students travel to library and museum archives in order to examine ancient manuscripts, read through court records or an author’s personal papers, or listen to one-of-a-kind audio recordings related to a historical event. A limited number of fellowships of up to $1,400 are available for summer 2017 to PhD students at the dissertation stage of their degree program. For more information, email the UT Humanities Center.

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