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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 9/9/22



Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year! I hope your first week of the semester has been fabulous so far. The SoHE grad student weekly e-newsletter is published each week on Fridays and is sent to all enrolled SoHE graduate students. If there is any content you’d like included, feel free to send it to by Thursday at 4:00pm.




Enroll for Fall 2022!
All grad students must enroll each semester. The SoHE policy indicates that students must enroll for at least 8 credits to maintain full time status and be considered for future funding opportunities. Dissertators must enroll for only (and exactly) 3 credits each semester. If you need permission to enroll in research or independent study courses, please contact or email Michelle Holland. The last day to enroll without a $50 late fee is TODAY (Friday, 9/9/22). The last day to add/drop courses with 100% tuition adjustment is next week on Friday, 9/16/22. 


New minor and graduate/professional certificate declare process

New this fall, all graduate students can utilize the Grad Student Portal in to add your doctoral minor and/or graduate/professional certificate. Feel free to let Michelle Holland know if you have any questions along the way.


Two Upcoming Events in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese: Archives and Literature in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula

Flash-talks → If you are a graduate student (from any department) interested in the connection between archives/material culture and literature/culture, submit a short proposal to participate in this flash-talks event on October 28 at 3:30 p.m. Make a 4 to 5-minute presentation where you present a compelling argument on the relation between archives and your research (check the full sub-themes list in the following link to get ideas for your talk). Practice your research communicative skills with this trending academic format.

If you want to participate as a speaker, keep in mind the following dates, and check this link for more information:  

  • Submission deadline: September 25th, at midnight
  • Final decision about speakers: October 2nd
  • Flash-talk event: October 28th, 3:30 p.m. (room TBD)

If you want to attend the event and support graduate students, you are also welcome. Please complete this registration form: Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.  

Roundtable → On September 26, at 3:30 p.m. (room TBD), professors Alicia Cerezo, Ellen Sapega, and Victor Goldgel will discuss their personal and academic journey through archives and the ways they have connected the archives with literature and culture in their research. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. Please, complete this registration form: 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Isabel Martín (, Gloria Morales (, or Denise Castillo (





One SoHE Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Schedule for Fall 2022

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)  

Thursday, September 15, 11:00am─12:30pm (Online) 

Creating an IDP encourages you to think about what you need to do next — and over the next few years — so that you achieve your goals. Learn to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans.  

Building Community, Connecting with Our Past: A Reception for Graduate Students  

Monday, September 19, 4:00─6:00pm
Join us for a reception where you can connect with others in the graduate student community and learn about the Public History Project’s new exhibit at the Chazen Museum, “Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance.”  


On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy 

Monday, September 19, 4:30-6:00pm (Online) 

Learn how to craft a teaching philosophy statement that genuinely captures your approach to teaching and learning. This workshop is part of a series designed for grad students and postdocs preparing for the academic job search. 


On the Academic Job Market: Writing Diversity Statements for Academic Jobs 

Tuesday, September 20, 4:00-5:30pm (Online) 

Learn how to write a diversity statement that demonstrates how your teaching, research, and service will enhance diversity and equity efforts on their campus. This workshop is part of a series designed for grad students and postdocs preparing for the academic job search. 


Financial Aid Workshop for Graduate Students  

Wednesday, September 21, 1:00─2:00pm (Online)
This workshop will offer introductory information on the financial aid application process (and FAFSA, in particular) and discuss the differences between available funding sources for graduate students.  


On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter 

Wednesday, September 21, 4:00-5:30pm (Hybrid: Attend online or in person) 

Learn how you can make the clearest, most direct case for how you are the best qualified candidate for an academic position. This workshop is part of a series designed for grad students and postdocs preparing for the academic job search. 


NSF GRFP Workshop: How to Address Broader Impacts in Your Fellowship Application 

Monday, September 26, 12:30-2:00pm 

Are you working on an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application? Learn strategies for developing a successful broader impacts plan that will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, and ultimately benefit society.  

How Graduate Students Can Build a Personal Brand: Standing Out in a Crowded Job Market 

Thursday, September 29, 10:00─11:15am
In this workshop, you will develop a personal brand and learn how it can be leveraged to showcase your strengths and build relationships, for job searching in academia, government, business, or the non-profit world. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity 

Use the link below to activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or to sign in to register for events.  

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
Thursday, September 8, 1:00–2:30pm (Online)
Get clear about the causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism, the features of academic life that intensify perfectionism, and strategies to identify and adjust your standards to find real satisfaction in every step of the writing process. 


Beyond the Professoriate (formerly Aurora) – For PhD Students 

BtP events are free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription. Advance registration is required. 

How to Put Together A Teaching Portfolio if You Don’t Have Any Teaching Experience
Wednesday, September 21, 11:00am (Online)
Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how to create a teaching portfolio that highlights your skills and qualifications, whether you have teaching experience or not.

Beyond Graduate School – NEW! For Master’s Students

Beyond Graduate School events are free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription.Advance registration is required. 

2022 Career Summit for Master’s Students – September 26-30, 11:00am-12:00pm each day (Online)
Monday, September 26, 11:00am Making a Plan for Your Degree 

Tuesday, September 27, 11:00am Elevator Pitches: How to Sell Your Skills and Stand Out 

Wednesday, September 28, 11:00am What “Cultural Fit” Means and How to Find the Right Company for You 

Thursday, September 29, 11:00am Writing Resumes for Internship and Job Applications 

Friday, September 30, 11:00am How to Job Search During a Recession 


Please see the Graduate School Events Calendar for a campus-wide list of professional development events for graduate students:  



School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


School of Human Ecology Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS) Schedule


Graduate School Professional Development Events Calendar


Student Affairs: Campus Happenings- See the UW Student Affairs news website and scroll to the "current happenings" listing each week.


Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar





Part Time Childcare Opportunity

A mother in the community is in need of very part-time child care for her 4-year-old son and she is paying a really good wage ($30.00 per hour).

  • Hank is 4-years-old and attends One City Preschool which is located off Park Street and is a 7-minute drive from the middle of campus. 
  • The Mom (Caroline) needs someone to pick up Hank from the preschool on Thursdays and/or Fridays at 4:45pm, bring him to their home near the capitol, feed him, and stay with him until 7:00pm when she returns from work.
  • Some Fridays would entail staying with Hank until 8:45pm but this would be communicated well in advance.
  • If Caroline comes home early for work, the care provider would still be paid for the full time.
  • The pay is $30 per hour plus transportation home (if traveling by Uber, bus, or Lyft for example).
  • Contact Kristy Burkholder ( for more information


Graduate student hourly position- Bias Response

Start Date: September 19, 2022 (estimated)

End Date: December 15, 2022 (estimated, possible renewal)

Salary: $24.00 per hour (hours per week 12-15) 


• Must be a current Graduate Student at UW-Madison

• Experience with public speaking and small group discussion facilitation

• Some experience with marketing and outreach

• Experience working with marginalized populations, such as students of color, religious minorities, and LGBTQ+ populations

Principal duties:

This graduate student will report to the Assistant Director – Bias Response (AD-Bias) in the Dean of Students Office. They will support the efforts of the Assistant Director-Bias as well as the Bias Response Advisory Board, in creating education, awareness, and involvement amongst the student body as it relates to reporting bias and hate on the UW-Madison campus. Some specific duties include:

• Assist with creating and facilitating workshops on the bias reporting process, microaggressions, and bystander intervention models

• Assist with managing internal database and log of incidents as they are reported

• Create new methods to encourage students and student organizations to report bias incidents

• Create and distribute print, electronic, and non-traditional marketing materials

• Represent the Dean of Students Office and Bias Response to academic units.

• Support the work of the Dean of Students Office as needed.

• Other duties as assigned

For additional information or to apply please send a resume and cover letter to





Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree

Dean of Students Office: Graduate Student Assistance Specialist-Elaine Goetz 

International Student Services (ISS)

University Health Services (UHS)

Office of the Registrar 




Office of the Registrar Dates & Deadlines

Graduate School Degree Deadlines

9/16/22: Deadline to drop a course and receive 100% tuition adjustment

11/14/22: Students begin enrolling for Spring 2023 courses

11/24/22: Deadline for graduate students to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for Fall

12/14/22: Last day of instruction for Fall

12/23/22: Graduate School Master’s degree deadline

12/25/22: Graduate School Doctoral degree deadline

1/23/23: Graduate School Master’s and Doctoral degree window deadline; Dissertator eligibility deadline for Spring 2023



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