Graduate Forum is an event hosted monthly by the Graduate Forum Committee, a group of annually elected graduate students in the English Department. The goal of Graduate Forum is to provide students with an opportunity to partake in a wide range of discussions regarding program policies, university policies, and professional development opportunities. Forums are hosted by a variety of graduate students and faculty and are open to all graduate students.
This year’s elected members of the Graduate Forum Committee include:
For more information about the Graduate Forum, contact any of the Forum co-chairs or Chris De Santis, Director of Graduate Studies.
September: Welcome to the Program/Welcome back w/ Chris DeSantis
Dr. DeSantis answered student questions about general program information.
October: Double Session: 1) Thesis/Comps Options for Masters Students 2) The Comps Process for PhD Students
Both forums were conducted by graduate students who had been through the corresponding processes within the last two years. Graduate Student Speakers included: Beth Zold, Gretchen Frank, Emily Woster, Stacy Greathouse, Niall Nance-Carroll, Danielle Duvick, and Meg Gregory. Dr. DeSantis was also on hand to answer questions.
November: How to Do Academic Conferences
This forum will be hosted by several faculty members and will cover all things related to participating in academic conferences.
December: Special Collections
This forum will include a presentation about how to use Library Special Collections. It will be hosted by the English Librarian Jean MacDonald.
January: State of the Graduate Program
This forum will include a presentation by Dr. Chris DeSantis about the state of the graduate program. Dr. DeSantis will also be available for general program questions at this session.
February: IRBs & Internships
This forum will cover the IRB and internship process.
March: Academic and Non-Academic Jobs
This will forum will cover job opportunities in academia and beyond.
This forum will deal with how to get articles published.