Graduate School’s inaugural Sherry F. Queener Staff Spirit Awardee
The IU Graduate School Indianapolis launched the Annual Sherry F. Queener Staff Spirit Award to recognize a full-time staff within the school who through extraordinary service and special contributions exemplify the spirit of Dr. Sherry Queener, former University Graduate School associate dean. Katina Reedy, Graduate Admissions and Fellowship Coordinator, is the school’s inaugural awardee.
Despite rapid environmental change, Katina has remained loyal and committed to ensuring that our office performance does not waiver. Katina often takes on additional responsibilities and leadership roles without complaint, and always goes the extra mile to make certain that graduate students are set up for success.
Please join us in congratulating Katina!
Application launch: March 13 Q4 deadline: March 10!
IUPUI will launch applications on March 13 in the IU Graduate CAS for 23-24. The launch has been delayed due to Vision 2024 branding & communication updates to be made to IUPUI Q4(s), the Program Materials section of the application. What does this mean for you?
You have a little more time to make tweaks. This is your annual opportunity to edit your applications and submit them for review by Friday, March 10.
Approved (by IU Communications and Marketing) Vision 2024 language has been added to all Q4s.
Update your Deep Links on Monday, March 13. Directions on how to find the deep link for your campus can be found on the Communication Hub.
If you use WebAdmit and find you do not have access to the Communications Hub, you may request it by completing the form you are directed to upon clicking the link provided.
IU Graduate CAS Week: Recordings and slides available
Did you miss IU Graduate CAS Week? No need to panic, just check out the session recordings or view the presentations at your leisure in the Communications Hub. IU Graduate CAS week events included short workshops and office hours to help graduate program staff prepare for the upcoming 23-24 IU Graduate CAS launch, best practices for creating applications, and WebAdMIT tips and tricks. If you did attend a session, please share your feedback via the IU GradCAS Week Feedback Survey.
IU Indianapolis Strategic Plan 2030
Don’t miss your chance to provide feedback on the IU Indianapolis 2030 Executive Committee strategic plan, which includes Goal 3: Improve Graduate and Professional Education. Please take a minute to review the plan and provide feedback.
Fellowships and Awards
Upcoming fellowship/award deadlines
President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship at IUPUI Deadline: April 14 (due to IU Graduate School Indianapolis)
These are one-time fellowships meant to offset a scholar’s living expenses while completing the dissertation. This competition is specifically aimed at Indiana University and Purdue University PhD graduate students on the IUPUI campus who are underrepresented minorities (URMs) in their field.
The departing faculty member will no longer retain their endorsement or graduate faculty status unless we receive your application for limited status. The departing faculty member with graduate faculty limited status, can serve on student committees, and attend committee meetings and offer advice/mentoring to students. They can no longer serve as the chair of a student committee but can become a co-chair with a current IU faculty member who holds the endorsement as graduate faculty. Unless the faculty member retains an appointment at IU, they will no longer be able to approve eDocs. But they can share their perspectives on student progress with the other members of the committee.
Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 12 4 p.m. Michael A. Carroll Stadium, IUPUI
Encourage students in your schools to attend the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Remind Ph.D. graduates that the hooding ceremony is part of the campus commencement and if they plan to walk in the May ceremony, they should ask their faculty advisor or favorite mentor to attend the event and to place their hood on their shoulders at the ceremony.
If a student’s mentor cannot attend, we ask that the Associate Dean, graduate program directors or a faculty member attend to help students in their program with the hooding section of the ceremony. This is a memorable part of the ceremony and photos are taken for the students. Please inform your school’s commencement team of faculty who plan to attend to help with hooding and share those names with the Graduate School via an email to Dr. Blum email@example.com.
Office of Student Advocacy and Support (OSAS) Update
Due to recent staff transitions, direct all OSAS inquiries to the general student advocate email firstname.lastname@example.org so a member of the OSAS team can respond appropriately. Dean Spratt will serve as the interim director of the Office of Student Advocacy and Support.
Getting You Into IUPUI Institute
Campus visit program April 2 – April 4 Hosted by the Graduate School
The application period for prospective students has closed but we will be in touch with you soon if any participants have expressed an interest in your program for the departmental meet-and-greet on April 3. This annual event is a useful recruitment tool!
Graduate Recruitment Council Meeting
Thursday, April 20 2:30 – 4 p.m. Venue TBD (in-person/zoom/hybrid)
Are you responsible (partially or in full) for recruitment of graduate/professional students to your program? You could benefit from being part of the GRC. We have a listserv to share information and quarterly meetings to share best practices, challenges, etc. We also host an annual in-person Recruiter’s Workshop (summer, exact date TBD).
Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week: Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7
Faculty & Staff – Please think of ways to show appreciation to your graduate/professional students during this appreciation week!
The IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC) will sponsor up to 10 activities of $500 or less (depending on number of people) for departments or schools to show appreciation for their graduate students. Apply for funding
IU Graduate School is providing some snacks all week in the Graduate Commons, UL 4115U, a quiet study space designated for graduate/professional students and professional headshots will be taken in University Library on April 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign-up required.
The GMC, the Underrepresented Graduate and Professional Student Organization, and the Graduate and Professional Student Government will all host activities for the week as well. Stay tuned!
Share with prospective students
Accelerate Acceptance: The Secrets of Graduate School Admissions Speed Sessions Thursday, March 30 5:30-6:45 p.m. via Zoom Register
Graduate Student Tours March 30, April 26 3:30 – 5 p.m. Campus Center, Room 240 Register
What about Grad School?” Information Session Thursday, May 25 4 – 5 p.m. via Zoom Register
Indiana University Graduate School Indianapolis resources and social media channels