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Graduate support staff: how-to instructions

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Committee Approval Request through DocuSign

Below are the steps for staff members to submit electronic Committee Approval Requests through DocuSign. This process applies to both the One Time-Individual form and the Five Year-Blanket form. The process will remain the same for those applying to join Graduate Faculty.

Please note: These instructions are for staff members submitting a Committee Approval Request. Students should contact their academic advisor for assistance. 

Step 1: Access the DocuSign link.


Step 2: Complete the landing page. The “Requester” is the academic advisor or the person initiating the form. The “Head of the Academic Unit” is the individual in the unit who is authorized to approve a committee request prior to sending to the Graduate College.  

Step 3: Complete the DocuSign form and attach the required CV.

Step 4: Click FINISH.


What Happens Next?

  • The “Head of the Academic Unit” or “Authorized Signer” will review the form via email. They may approve or reject the nomination.
  • If approved, the electronic form and CV are routed to the Graduate College for approval.
  • Once approved by Graduate College and input into PeopleSoft, the requestor/advisor will receive an email notification from the Graduate College that the request is complete.
  • Advisors should communicate to the student that their request has been approved (or denied) and follow up appropriately.


Additional Resources:


Please contact the Graduate College with any questions. 

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Deadlines for entering awards and tuition waivers:

Summer 2017:

July 28 - TA/RA Tuition Waivers

May 5 - UGF Block Grants

Fall 2017: 

October 20 -  TA/RA Tuition Waivers

October 27 -  UGF Block Grants

Spring 2018: 

March 16 -  TA/RA Tuition Waivers

March 23 -  UGF Block Grants

Summer 2018: 

July 27 -  TA/RA Tuition Waivers

May 4 -  UGF Block Grants

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