Ask a Dean Category: Academics

Are graduate and professional faculty eligible for the GPSA Awards?

Dear Deans: I’m on the GPSA Graduate Faculty Awards Committee this year. I’m planning the call for nominations and the event. I was wondering if both graduate and professional school faculty are eligible. Thanks! –Faculty Awards Committee Member Response  Dear Faculty Awards Committee Member: The Graduate School is delighted to continue providing financial support for…

How do I switch fields?

How do I go about switching fields? What happens with my funding and plans to take the A-exam very soon? Sincerely,  Ready for a Change Response Dear Ready for a Change,  Occasionally students change research directions or advisors and wish to formally transfer to a different graduate field. The Graduate School permits this but it…