Staff Spotlight: Amy Glasscock
As the Graduate College grows and expands its efforts to enrich the experiences of graduate students — we are excited to introduce our team members! Our fantastic staff are an integral component of our mission. From completing daily operations to investing in long-term projects and relationships — the ASU community would not be the same without them.
In this feature, we invite you to get to know Amy Glasscock, our Specialist on the Curriculum and Format team. She shares her career background in this interview and outlines her key responsibilities at the Graduate College!
Curriculum and Format
Hello! My name is Amy Glasscock; I am from Claremont, California, but I have moved around quite a bit over the years. When I began my education, I originally wanted to major in marine biology but finished my bachelor's degree in Geography in Honolulu, Hawaii. I enjoyed the cultural geography classes I took because I learned how people and cultures are influenced by their physical space and environment. During that time, I worked as a resident assistant in the dorms and started exploring opportunities in student support services. That job was the start of the path I'm on now! I relocated to Austin, Texas, for my master's degree, then started working at ASU in October 2019 as an Academic Advisor at the School of Life Sciences. Then, in May of 2022, I started my job in the Graduate College as a Specialist for the Curriculum and Format team!
My job duties follow the timeline of the semester. One of my responsibilities is to schedule the University Graduate Council meetings once every month during the school year. UGC comprises one faculty council member from each school within the University. Associate Dean Lisa Anderson leads this meeting and helps facilitate the formal review and approval of new graduate degrees, certificates and concentrations working their way through the governance process. They also discuss topics that Dean Wentz wants faculty input on, like policy changes and new academic initiatives.
I am also responsible for scheduling our department's graduate classes (Such as the upcoming GRD 598 in which Dean Wentz will be teaching grant writing), reviewing committee approval and graduate faculty requests on behalf of Dr. Anderson and assisting the Curriculum team with projects that come up!
With all the busyness at the end of the semester, I'm excited to wind down by doing some traveling soon. This holiday season, I'll be visiting my mom in the Tampa area; we plan to take a road trip to the national parks in South Florida: Everglades, Biscayne and Big Cypress!