Training and Professional Opportunities

Training and Professional Opportunities

You inspire minds. You make discoveries. As a faculty or staff member of UConn, you care about the acquisition of knowledge, and we want to help you build your personal toolkit. In this topic, we have identified the opportunities available to you on campus to self-reflect, expand your own knowledge, and refine your personal skill set.  

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.

Topics have included advising and mentoring; GAs and TAs; admissions and recruitment, and managing your graduate program.

Register for Upcoming Sessions & View Resources from Previous Sessions

If you have any questions or topic suggestions for the Timely Topics Series, please contact Megan Petsa (


The Graduate School offers demos and training on its online application and CRM system (Slate).

  • Requesting Access to GradSlate
  • Documentation  - includes information on reading and processing applications; recruitment tools (email, events, forms); and the applicant experience. (login required).
  • GradSlate Training Sessions - 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 staf involved in recruitment and admissions to UConn graduate programs. (login required)

If you have any questions or would like to request 1:1 demos or training on:


Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award

This award recognizes UConn Graduate Faculty members who have extraordinary records of excellence and effectiveness in activities such as facilitating smooth transitions for both entering and exiting graduate students; showing sensitivity to students’ academic, personal, and professional goals and needs; being accessible to students; playing an active role in coaching graduate students through the graduate school experience and connecting them to appropriate intellectual and professional networks; and, guiding graduate students toward intellectual and professional independence.

Learn More about the Marth Mentorship Award

Other Professional Development Opportunities Outside The Graduate School