Managing Your Graduate Program

Managing Your Graduate Program

At The Graduate School, we understand that a graduate program consists of many moving parts. We have compiled resources that will prove useful for the administration of your graduate program as you assist your students from application to graduation--and everything in between. 

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Program Administration

Annual Academic Reviews

Annual Reviews are critical for the success of your graduate students. As part of an ongoing effort to foster good graduate student mentoring and facilitate communication between graduate advisors and advisees, The Graduate School has developed resources that can help departments and advisors use annual reviews for doctoral and MFA students, including a customizable template. 

Appointments to the Graduate Faculty

Any person who wishes to serve as an advisor of graduate students must be appointed at the appropriate level (masters, doctoral, or certificate) by the Dean of the Graduate School. The appointment is specific to a particular field of study or area of concentration.

Student Data and Reporting

The University provides faculty and staff access to several online databases which will assist departments in successfully tracking and managing their current students’ progress as well as accessing historical data about their program and graduates. Learn more about which database is the right one for the data you're looking for on our Graduate Student Data and Reporting page. 

Timely Topics

Timely Topics is a series of opportunities to engage with subject matter experts on topics relevant to those who support and advise graduate students and programs.


Request Access to The Graduate School Application & CRM System

Use this form to Request a new account or update your current account within The Graduate School's online application and CRM system (GradSlate).

Program Details, Application Requirements, & Contact Information

Use this form to request changes to how your program details are reflected within Slate and the application to The Graduate School. A graduate program representative should fill out this form at the beginning of every semester application cycle (July-September) or as their application program requirements or program contact information changes.

Diversity Recruitment

Much of the research/scholarship done at R1 institutions would be impossible without excellent graduate students. It all starts with recruitment and admissions. This topic will give all the information you need to successfully admit new students into your graduate program, including the process for fellowships offered by The Graduate School.

GradSlate Training

GradSlate Sessions are a series of in-depth presentations and demos focused on The Graduate School’s online application and CRM system, Slate. These sessions are appropriate for faculty and staff involved in recruitment and admissions to UConn graduate programs.

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Academic Codes and Policies

Each of the following documents are the University’s official guidelines on graduate education. They can be a great resource for reference, but for any ambiguous challenges, be sure to reach out to the Graduate Student & Post-Doctoral Affairs (GSPA) team at

Policy on Scholarly Integrity in Graduate and Post-Doctoral Education and Research

This policy encompasses “both research integrity and the ethical understanding and skill required of researchers/scholars in domestic, international, and multicultural contexts.”  It also addresses “ethical aspects of scholarship that influence the next generation of researchers as teachers, mentors, supervisors, and successful stewards of grant funds” (Council of Graduate Schools, Research and Scholarly Integrity in Graduate Education:  A Comprehensive Approach, 2012).

Mandatory Graduate Student Trainings – Including “U Got This 2!”

The University of Connecticut is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. As part of that commitment, the University now requires that all graduate students complete an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™. Graduate students must complete a one-time online interpersonal violence prevention training. A hold is placed on a student’s registration to ensure that you meet this requirement.


This page offers useful information for Faculty and Staff, Students, and Parents and Guardians regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Faculty and Staff have specific roles and responsibilities necessary in order to maintain their students’ privacy, which can be accessed here.

Student Code

Admission to the University of Connecticut means acceptance into a new and special kind of community – an academic community. With acceptance comes a responsibility to uphold and build upon the values and the traditions that have served to define and to strengthen this community over time. New students are welcomed as partners in a fellowship of learning and personal growth. Membership in the University of Connecticut academic community should be considered a privilege and an honor by those students who are invited to join.

Information about Graduate Assistantships

The purpose of this guideline is to clarify federal regulations, state law, and university policy pertinent to the employment of graduate students at the University of Connecticut. Units that seek to employ graduate students should be careful to use the appropriate employment mechanism considering the nature of the work and the tax implications for the student.

This resource provides information for faculty/staff on administering assistantships, including what to consider before you offer an appointment, guidance on making offers, getting started as a GA, and completing or resigning an appointment. It also compiles links to university policies, including the Guideline for the Employment of Graduate Students, which clarifies federal regulations, state law, and university policy pertinent to the employment of graduate students at UConn, and UConn's English Proficiency Policy for TA's and Testing Procedures, which applies to any TA for whom English is not a primary language.

For more information on Graduate Assistantships, please visit this page.

Appeals of Assigned Course Grade

The Graduate School follows the procedures outlined in the By-Laws of the University Senate.pdf. Those procedures can be found in Section II.E.8 under the section titled Scholastic Standing.

The Graduate Catalog

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Supporting Diverse Graduate Students

The Graduate School is here to support you and your graduate program. Please always feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions. You will also find resources below to help you stay up-to-date and share information with the graduate student community.

The Graduate School Staff Profiles

Contact information for The Graduate School staff can be found here. Click on a specific staff member’s name to view their profile.

Soapbox – Share Information with All Graduate Students at UConn

The Graduate School uses a digest-like Soapbox platform as a streamlined way to share announcements with all UConn graduate students. Faculty, staff, and students may all submit announcements to Soapbox to be shared with graduate students.

Timely Topics Series

Timely Topics is a series of opportunities to engage with subject matter experts on topics relevant to those who support and advise graduate students and programs. Every session is available to all UConn faculty and staff and will provide information and tools that will help you best support your students and program.