Grad Ed Toolkit

COGA Workshops - Please click on the links below to access presentation materials from COGA's past workshops for department staff.  If you would like to attend a future workshop, please RSVP to

  • October 4th (2-3 pm, English Room, KS Union) – Comp and Final Exams
  • November 4th (1-2 pm, English Room, KS Union) - Helping Your Students Through the Graduation Process
  • January 14th (1 - 2 pm, English Room, KS Union) - Helping Your Students With Enrollment Changes
  • February 7th (1-2 pm, Pine Room, KS Union) - Understanding the Petition Process
  • March 4th (3:30 - 4:30, Alderson, KS Union) - Helping Your Students Through the Graduation Process
  • April 7th (2 - 3 pm, Pine Room, KS Union) - Tracking Student Progress To Degree (and Beyond)

Other Resources

Promising Practices is a succinct list of successful mentoring practices from the Council of Graduate Schools' PhD Completion Project.  We will use this report as a guide to provide resources targeted to the following areas:

Graduate Student Orientation Programs - coming soon!

Graduate Student Handbooks - coming soon!

Tracking Student Progress

Example:  Student Progress To Degree

Template: Student Progress to Degree

Template: Student Contact Log

Mentoring and Advising

          Example: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Annual Review Forms

          Template: Mentoring Agreement

Portfolio, Thesis & Dissertation - coming soon!

Professional Development & Careers

Template: Alumni Tracking

Example:  Publicizing Career Outcomes (UNC-Chapel Hill, Geography Department) »

          Example: KU Slavic Languages and Literatures (Alternative Careers under Professionalization tab)



College Office of Graduate Affairs

Kristine Latta
(785) 864-5454

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