The Graduate School hosted our inaugural Graduate Program Director and Administrator School on Monday – Wednesday, March 27 – 29, 2017. Below you will find the agenda from the event along with links to PowerPoint slides from each presentation. We are looking forward to hosting this event annually and will be looking to graduate faculty and staff for input regarding how we can improve this event.


Monday, March 27

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.          Welcome, Holly Hebard and Dr. Lori McMahon

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.          Academic Policies, Holly Hebard

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.          Completion Policies , Marla Jones

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.        BREAK

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      Graduate Faculty Categories, Lori McMahon

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.      Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Requirements, Dr. Lisa Schwiebert

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.      Plan I Requirements, Lori Naramore


Tuesday, March 28

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Graduate Admissions Processes and Procedures, Ciara Duncan and Penny Seals

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.        International Admissions/INTO, Donna Ali

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      BREAK

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.      Recruitment Events, Dr. Dan Bullard

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.      TargetX , Holly Hebard


Wednesday, March 29

Supporting Graduate Students

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.          Student Issues & Title IX , Kasey Robinson

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.          Professional Development Program (PDP) , Dr. Kellie Carter

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.          Graduate Student Funding , Dr. Lori McMahon

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.        BREAK

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      Graduation Planning System, Lori Edwards, Holly Hebard, and Marla Jones

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.      New Program Development , Dr. Gregg Janowski and Dr. David Chaplin

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.      Final comments and GPD School wrap-up