Policies and Procedures
General Duties and Responsibilities Statements (GDRS)
The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requires that every graduate employee (GE) hiring unit maintain a general duties and responsibilities statement (GDRS) that outlines the GE hiring, appointment/reappointment, and evaluation procedures that are followed in each hiring unit.
GDRS documents are updated once a year. They are submitted each May to the Graduate School for review and approval.
Once approved, the GDRS is posted on the General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS) page. Departments wishing to post their GDRS on their own site, should link directly to the Graduate School's GDRS page and not post the document/PDF directly.
Become a Better Mentor
Learning how to be an effective mentor is a skill that anyone can obtain. Review some material from various graduate resources on how to be the best mentor.
In 2011, the Graduate School developed the Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies and the Excellence Award for Graduate Coordinators as a way both to recognize the good work of the faculty and staff who lead and manage graduate programs, and to provide a venue for identifying and disseminating best practices that enhance the overall quality of graduate education at the University of Oregon. In 2012, we added a third award, Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies, to honor faculty and staff who provide the strong mentorship that is essential to strong graduate programs.
Institutional Priority and Strategic Alliance (IP/SA)
The Graduate School provides central funding for two types of graduate employee (GE) positions:
- Appointments that support institutional priorities (IP)
- Appointments that involve a strategic alliance (SA) between an administrative office and an academic program
Funding requests for 2020-21 through the Graduate School’s IP/SA GE program are being accepted through January 31, 2020.
Adding or Revising a Graduate Program
There are four potential stages of review for new or revised graduate programs—college level, university level, state level, and external review. The nature of the proposal will determine which stages of review are required.
The Graduate School is pleased to consider requests to support programming and events that benefit graduate students.
Requests received by week 4 of each term will be prioritized.