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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 9/16/22



The SoHE grad student weekly e-newsletter is published on Fridays during the academic year 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-DEADLINE TODAY!
All grad students must enroll each semester, even those who are dissertators and not taking courses. 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 and the last day to add/drop courses with 100% tuition adjustment is TODAY Friday, 9/16/22.


SoHE Graduate Student Town Hall TODAY at 3:00pm

Join us this afternoon at 3:00pm in 1199 NNH for cookies, coffee, and tea as we kick off the academic year together. Dean Shim will join us to say hello and share a few remarks. There will be graduate program updates and a pop quiz with prizes! We hope to see many of you there.  


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. You can do so at any point in the process so that it is officially declared once you begin progressing towards the requirements. Feel free to let Michelle Holland know if you have any questions along the way.


New Grad Student Organization on campus: Wisconsin Student Parents Organization (WISPO)

WISPO is a growing collective of student parents (and caregivers, more broadly). Being a student and parent/caregiver is a unique experience, filled with joys and challenges. WISPO is a safe space for connecting with other student families and building community. We are hoping to reach as many parenting/caregiving students as we can, to provide opportunities to socialize (with and without our kiddos/loved ones), share resources, and gain perspectives on how to build or improve parenting/caregiving student policies at UW-Madison. We welcome all levels of involvement. If you are a parenting student, please fill out our interest form here. A member of our Core Team will reach out to you to connect with you within 72 hours, and you will be added to our listserv. All those in the parenting student community are welcome to join WISPO for our first event, a family- & friends-friendly get-together, on September 17, 2022 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.) at James Madison Park! It will be a morning filled with family-friendly activities, refreshments, and community-building.


Social: InstagramFacebookTwitter

Playdates: GroupMe

Details: Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)


Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) at UW–Madison!

Activities are organized by the LHM Student Planning Committee with the Latinx Cultural Center in collaboration with campus partners.
Theme: Expression Beyond the Margins
Timeframe: Sept. 15–Oct. 15, 2022


Campus exhibit reckons with institution’s history, lifts voices of marginalized

An exhibit that uncovers and gives voice to those who experienced and challenged bigotry and exclusion at the University of Wisconsin–Madison opened Monday, September 12 on the university’s campus. View the exhibit online or in-person at the Chazen Museum of Art through Friday, December 23.




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




RA Opportunity in the Thomas Resilient Youth Lab

The Thomas Resilient Youth Lab at UW-Madison is seeking graduate student research assistants. Mandatory weekly lab meetings are held on Fridays from 9-10:30am. Students should apply if they are interested in fatherhood, family and youth research pertaining to mental health and youth outcomes. The requirements for these opportunities are laid out below.

The student should be available 5 - 10 hours weekly. The student should have interest in research and have strong research skills in two of the following (writing, statistical analysis, data management). The student should have an interest in contributing directly to lab research output, and be willing to identify specific interests based on data within the lab, or related to issues explored in the lab.

Contact Dr. Alvin Thomas ( if you are interested.


University of Connecticut: Three Tenure Track Assistant Professor Job Openings
Please see links and description below for each ad, or to view all three together, visit here:

Aging/gerontology: Examples of areas of specialization may include but are not limited to: healthy aging, caregiving and families, intergenerational relationships, chronic illness including heart disease, cancer, and dementia, diversity and culture, intersectionality, intergenerational programming, lifelong learning, elder care, elder and family law, and elder justice.

Latinx families: Examples of areas of specialization may include but are not limited to: family socialization around issues of racism and social justice; protective and resilience factors that promote wellbeing in the context of the family; intergenerational transmission of stress and coping; grandparents raising grandchildren; immigration patterns and processes for Latinx families; multicultural family socialization strategies and outcomes; sociocultural patterns of caregiving; family-based interventions.

Social Aspects of Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities: This position is part of a 6-position cluster hire in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Examples of areas of specialization may include but are not limited to inter-/intrapersonal approaches to health equity, evidence-based policy making/strategies, anti-racist approaches to addressing health disparities, and/or intersectional analyses that incorporate social class, age, gender identity, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability.

UConn is a great R1 university, and the department has an excellent doctoral program and highly active faculty. Connecticut is an awesome place to live, with easy access to Providence, Boston, NYC, ocean, and mountains. I’d appreciate it if you could share this listing with people who might be interested. 





Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree

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

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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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