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 Division of Graduate Studies 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 Division of Graduate Studies' 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 Division of Graduate Studies 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.
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 Division of Graduate Studies 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.