As a graduate coordinator, you are integral to the graduate program(s) within your department and college. You act as a liaison to the SGSR, and it is important that you are current on the policies and procedures that govern graduate education.
Though specific responsibilities and duties may be different from department to department, this site is intended to provide the general overview of your position.
As a graduate coordinator, you will work alongside the department chair and program faculty to manage and organize your graduate program.
Tasks often include:
In order to facilitate graduate coordinators’ successful transition to this role, all new graduate coordinators should schedule an orientation as soon as possible after their appointment to the position. These meetings introduce you to core areas of the graduate coordinator’s role: Admissions, Recruiting, Marketing, Research, and Administration. Topical orientation sessions last for half an hour and can be scheduled over multiple days Monday–Friday. Contact Paula Stossel, assistant dean for Administration, at email@example.com to begin your scheduling.
Coordinator meetings are held on Wednesdays (typically six meetings per academic year). This is an established day that does not change. Coordinators are encouraged to work with their department chairs to adjust their teaching schedules so that they can attend the standing meetings.
Most meetings are held in the HUB, Susquehanna Room. The meeting for all coordinators begins at 11:00 a.m., with the doctoral-only coordinator meeting following immediately at 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendar with a complete listing of dates or download and review past meeting minutes.
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