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CoordLink May 2014

A newsletter for UW-Madison graduate program coordinators.


Summer Graduate Program Coordinator Meeting

Monday, July 21, 2014

Refreshments at 9:00
Meeting 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location: 1610 Engineering Hall


Reminder - Update Advisors in ISIS 
All grad coordinators should be sure that each graduate student has an advisor listed in ISIS.  If you are a new grad coordinator or need a refresher, the June and August ISIS training dates are now available. 

Managing Advisor Assignments, hosted by the ISIS Training Team
6/4 or 8/20, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how to add, change, and delete advisor assignments as well as understand the advisor assignment process. For more information:

Summer Enrollment
A reminder that graduate coordinators should ensure that all students who need to be enrolled in the summer term are properly enrolled.  For more information, please see the Academic Policies & Procedures (AP&P) section called enrollment requirements, specifically the subheading about summer enrollment.

Query Library
Mary-Butler Ravneberg and Michelle Holland will be assembling a group of graduate coordinators again this summer to provide feedback on the Query Library.  If you are interested in being a part of the group, please email Mary-Butler Ravneberg at  

KB training tool
How to search for documents in the kb and other useful kb information


Summer Communication, Career Development Opportunities

1. Summer communication with newly admitted graduate students
This summer we are making an extra effort to connect earlier with new graduate students.  We're calling this "onboarding", as a way to orient new graduate students to the campus community and resources.  Below is a rough outline of some communication points that will be relevant to you.  So that we can pull an accurate list of newly admitted graduate students, please be sure to update your GWIS admit codes prior to each communication.  I'll email you reminders prior to the actual dates, and send you the full messages as an FYI when they go out to students.

    • Late May: The updated Guide to Graduate Student Life PDF will be emailed to all new graduate students, in addition to general welcome messaging, information about Madison, and 'save the dates' for online chats and New Graduate Student Welcome.
    • June: Special edition of GradConnections Weekly for new graduate students, including what to expect from this newsletter, important academic/enrollment information, funding information, housing, traveling to campus, what to do when you arrive, etc.
    • Early July: Online chat for newly admitted graduate students, addressing questions about how to enroll, finding funding, financial aid, living in Madison, etc.  (Interested in volunteering for this fun chat event?  Please let me know!)
    • Late July: Official invitation and registration for New Graduate Student Welcome, as well as the link to International Student Orientation.

2. Career development as a new track of the Graduate School Seminar Series
As you know, the Graduate School offers training and staff development opportunities for graduate program coordinators on the topics of recruitment, admissions, fellowships, academic services and policies, ewarrants, and more.  This summer we are piloting an optional new track for those who are interested, which provides the opportunity to build a basic understanding of career development theory and practices and explore how you might apply these to help graduate students in your program.  Please save the dates (some details are forthcoming):

3. Career Development Facilitator training grant recipients announced
Back in February, we announced a grant opportunity in which the Graduate School would fund two graduate coordinators to attend the Career Development Facilitator training through the Center for Education and Work.  Congratulations to Lisa Arli of Journalism and Mass Communication and Kate Ryan of the Integrated Program in Biochemistry!  Lisa and Kate are recipients of the grant, who will attend the summer course and bring their new knowledge back to the larger group of graduate coordinators in the fall.

Graduate Program Coordinator Meeting 4/28/14
For complete notes from the meeting go to

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