Grad Ed Toolkit

COGA Workshops - Please click on the links below to access presentation materials from COGA's past workshops for department staff.  If you would like to attend a future workshop, please RSVP to

  • October 4th (2-3 pm, English Room, KS Union) – Comp and Final Exams
  • November 4th (1-2 pm, English Room, KS Union) - Helping Your Students Through the Graduation Process
  • January 14th (1 - 2 pm, English Room, KS Union) - Helping Your Students With Enrollment Changes
  • February 7th (1-2 pm, Pine Room, KS Union) - Understanding the Petition Process
  • March 4th (3:30 - 4:30, Alderson, KS Union) - Helping Your Students Through the Graduation Process
  • April 7th (2 - 3 pm, Pine Room, KS Union) - Tracking Student Progress To Degree (and Beyond)

Meetings of Directors of Graduate Study


Other Resources

Good Practices Guide (University of Washington) is an outline of good practices in faculty and student relationships prepared by The Graduate school at the University of Washington.  The document offers advice on professionalism and ethics, teaching, mentoring, and the roles of students and faculty in each of these domains.

Promising Practices is a succinct list of successful mentoring practices from the Council of Graduate Schools' PhD Completion Project.  We will use this report as a guide to provide resources targeted to the following areas:

Graduate Student Orientation Programs - coming soon!

Graduate Student Handbooks - coming soon!

Tracking Student Progress

Example:  Student Progress To Degree

Template: Student Progress to Degree

Template: Student Contact Log

Mentoring and Advising

          Resource: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Annual Review Forms

          Resource: Mentoring Agreement

          Resource: Faculty Mentoring Guide (University of Washington)   

Portfolio, Thesis & Dissertation - coming soon!

Professional Development & Careers

Template: Alumni Tracking

Example:  Publicizing Career Outcomes (UNC-Chapel Hill, Geography Department) »

          Example: KU Slavic Languages and Literatures (Alternative Careers under Professionalization tab)


Why KU
  • Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • KU offers courses in 40 languages
  • Graduates of the College have won Emmys, discovered new species, and been named to Forbes' "most powerful women" lists
  • No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.