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Accessibility: An open door and an approachable attitude.

Empathy: Personal insight into what the trainee is experiencing. Open-mindedness: Respect for each trainee’s individuality and for working styles and career goals different from your own. Consistency: Acting on your stated principles on a regular basis. Patience: Awareness that...

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

Students must submit documents through their iPOS by clicking on the Format tab and uploading a Word or PDF document as an attachment. If you are attaching multiple files, the documents must be submitted as a compressed zip file.  The document should be uploaded to your iPOS 10 calendar days prior to the defense.  Documents should only be...

The success of our academic programs rides as much on the quality of our graduate students as it does the excellence of our faculty, resources, and research. Attract dynamic, compelling graduate students to your programs by following a few simple recruitment guidelines provided in the PDF document below.

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Are you experiencing the dreaded "writer’s block"? Here are five tips to get you writing again.

1. Write for 15 minutes a day.

It sounds simple, but it’s part of Joan Bolker’s advice in her book "Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day." On difficult writing days, you might only write for 15 minutes. However, on a productive...

Support faculty in clearly articulated grant proposals to increase research competitiveness and assist in evaluating projects designed to help advance graduate student and postdoc opportunities. Engage units in interdisciplinary projects to be leaders in scholarly discovery and development.

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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.