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As an ASU graduate student, it’s your responsibility to help protect yourself and the ASU community from academic and research integrity violations.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. ASU’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement is the first point of contact for graduate student Fulbright applicants.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are predesigned open scale courses that can be used by students to sample coursework required for ASU master’s degrees. Students can then use up to 12 credits towards an ASU master’s program. The following guidelines will assist ASU faculty and staff to implement graduate program development through open...

Concurrent programs are a way for units to link two graduate programs that may not otherwise be connected, offering students the opportunity to earn two degrees in a shorter amount of time.

The Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS) allows graduate students to plan and navigate their degree program through graduation, including the selection of their committee. Graduate advisors and faculty can help students progress to program completion by using the iPOS for monitoring student progress and communication.

What is an IADP? Arizona State University (ASU) works with leading international partner universities to develop collaborative-de
Do’s and don’ts of mentoring

To be a strong mentor and lead intentional conversations with your mentee, you may take on many roles: teacher, consultant, sounding board, confidant, role model, devil’s advocate, or coach.

Graduate school is designed to challenge and expose students to multiple perspectives. It can represent a paradigm shift for many new students acclimating to new programs, departments, and communities.

Graduate school necessarily stretches us. When we strive to achieve experiences, content and context expertise, and professional mastery, we rely on every part of our intellectual, emotional, physical and purposeful self.

Multiple scattered clocks

In Dr. Seuss’s classic book "Oh, the Places You’ll Go!" he warns of the "The Waiting Place," a long grind for an unknown amount of time. ;When looking for an industry job after graduate school, it can feel like you have entered "The Waiting Place."

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The Graduate College provides information on best practices to enrich the graduate experience for students and faculty.

How to create an International Accelerated Degree Program

How to create an International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP)

 

Arizona State University (ASU) works with leading international partner universities to develop collaborative-degree programs like IADPs. This best practice guide walks you through how to create an International Accelerated Degree Program.

 

Nine tips for getting the most out of the iPOS

Nine tips for getting the most out of the iPOS

 
The Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS) allows graduate students to plan and navigate their degree program through graduation, including the selection of their committee. This best practice guide provides nine tips for getting the most out of the iPOS system.

 

Creating a Mentoring Agreement

10 Best Practices in Graduate Student Well-being

 
This document helps outline the initiation stage of the mentoring relationship and the key elements of a mentoring agreement.

 

 Creating a Mentoring Agreement

Creating a Mentoring Agreement

This document helps outline the initiation stage of the mentoring relationship and the key elements of a mentoring agreement.

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

 

This document helps highlight the desired objectives of the mentoring relationship. Goals can be personal, academic, professional or a combination.

Initiating Mentoring Relationships

Initiating Mentoring Relationships

 

There are three stages of formal mentoring relationships; initiation, cultivation and culmination.

Intentional Conversations

Intentional Conversations

 

Mentoring relationships are based on intentional, goal-driven conversations. Follow these six strategies for more productive mentorship.

Nine practices for mentors

Nine Best Practices for Mentors

 

This document provides guidelines for expanding your skillsets as a mentor.

Designing new programs

Top 12 Considerations for Designing New Academic Programs

 

This document provides guidelines for expanding your skillsets as a mentor.

 

Best practices academic plans 

Key considerations for creating academic plans

This document provides guidelines in creating academic plans, submitting through Curriculum ChangeMaker and writing a compelling proposal.

Preparing Learning Outcomes and Measures for Academic Plans

Best Practice Tips for Preparing Learning Outcomes and Measures for Academic Plans

These guidelines help ensure your plan is as clear and strategic as possible.

Best practice sheet for new online programs

Guidelines for onboarding new online graduate programs

If you are starting an online program or adding online delivery, consider these guidelines.

Knowledge Mobilization: 10 Tips on How to Conceptualize Your Knowledge Mobilization Efforts

How will your research impact the world?

The mentoring connection: choosing a mentor program

The Mentoring Connection: Choosing a mentoring program

This best practice document outlines ways to classify and think about mentoring, helping you to foster successful strategies for your mentoring relationship.

Mentoring Connection Peer Mentoring

The Mentoring Connection: Peer mentoring

Mentoring has been identified as one of the most effective ways of bolstering graduate student success and persistence.

Holding a bullhorn

How to prepare effective graduate program handbooks

The deadline for graduate program handbook submission to the Graduate College is July 1, 2018.

JumpStart master’s program approach using innovative specializations to grow new degrees

Take a look at how you can leverage existing master's programs for new degrees.

DocuSign will be used for Committee Approval Requests.

Committee Approval Requests Will Now Use DocuSign

Download the best practice quick guide for using DocuSign for Committee Approval Requests.

Best Practices for Peer Mentoring

Best Practices for Peer Mentoring

Graduate school is designed to challenge and expose students to multiple perspectives.