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The Graduate College is monitoring the university updates as the situation develops. For all university updates, please visit prepare.uni.edu. Updates for graduate students can be found here.

 

Effective March 19, 2020, the Graduate College office is closed to walk-ins. Support will continue to be offered via electronic means. Please contact the Graduate College office @ gradcollege@uni.edu and (319) 273-2748

 

Connect with Graduate College Office Hours


The Grad College will also be offering 30 minute open Zoom office hours. Ask questions, seek information, connect with others.

Tuesdays at 10AM (Meeting ID: 835-758-068)
Wednesdays at 2PM (Meeting ID: 943-289-456).

Graduate College Communications


March 30, 2020: Graduate College Update

 


 

Spring 2020 Policy Changes


  1. Credit/No Credit. Graduate students can complete a student request through May 8th to switch from graded to credit/no credit.  Seek guidance from your graduate program coordinator or major professor prior to making the decision.
  2. Withdraw from a course. The deadline to withdraw is April 9. Withdrawing from a class after April 9th will be considered by the department and the Graduate College on a case-by-case basis.
  3. The Graduate College will make the following exceptions for spring 2020 courses:
    • Graduate students may take up to 6 credit hours as credit/no credit during spring 2020. This will be in addition to the 1 course you can take as credit/no credit. (Note: credit/no credit course may impact entry into Doctoral programs or licensure)
    • Students who take a course credit/no credit during spring 2020 will still be eligible for a GA/tuition scholarship for fall 2020.
    • Extensions of recency. All students are eligible for one extension up to 24 months. Please contact your graduate coordinator prior to submitting an online student request: Extension 7/10 Year Rule. Typically, second extensions are not allowed. However, they will be considered on a case-by-case basis given the circumstances. Please reach out to the department for guidance.​
    • Incompletes. The Dean of the Graduate College can provide an exception to students’ who have funding (GA or tuition scholarship) and receive an incomplete for a course. Please reach out to the department for guidance.
  4. Data Collection & Research
    • ​To protect research participants, researchers, and the larger community from the risk of COVID-19, UNI is hereby restricting face-to-face interactions with research subjects.  Instead, research interactions with human research subjects must be performed remotely, or postponed." Please work with your research chair to determine the next steps.
    • View UNI’s Policy

 

Further adjustments to policies may be made as the situation progresses. Please refer back to this page and contact your program for the most updated information.

Graduate Assistantships


All GAs should communicate with their supervisor about options for completing their assistantship hours. We've asked that supervisors and students work together to form a plan that suites their specific assistantship with the flexibility needed to continue their work. Please contact the Graduate College with any questions @ gradcollege@uni.edu and (319) 273-2748

Thesis & Dissertation Updates


The campus community is strongly urged to consider virtual options to complete defenses and thesis requirements. The Graduate College understands that this will take time to coordinate and adapt to. Please note the adjusted deadlines below to help support these efforts. ​

 

Thesis & Dissertation Submissions


  1. As soon as possible: please notify the Grad College if you have a defense scheduled or if you intend to complete a defense in spring 2020 (note the extended deadlines to allow for coordination of defenses). If you have already completed a defense, please see the note about submitting your approval pages under # 3
  2. Friday, April 3: send an electronic copy of your work to gradcollege@uni.edu
    • This is NOT expected to be a final draft

    • This copy will be used to conduct a reference check and start the review process in a timely manner to ensure completion. You will be asked to send a new copy after your defense once all content is finalized.

  3. Friday, May 1: electronic copies of the Approval Page(s) must be emailed to gradcollege@uni.edu by end of day.

    • If you have already defended: please take a picture or scan the signed copy and email it to gradcollege@uni.edu If you need assistance with completing this task please contact the Graduate College.

    • If you have not yet defended: Below are updated copies of the approval pages for all degree types. See the instruction page (1st page of the PDF) for which items you are responsible for entering.

  4. Friday, May 1: last day to submit final electronic copy to the Graduate College. This must have the content finalized and approved by your committee and all corrections sent from the Thesis & Dissertation reviewer must have been addressed at this time.

    • A follow up email will be sent with final steps. Please continue checking your email. Submission does not mean approval; further actions may be required after your submission is received.

  5. Final copies will be deposited electronically only. No print copies will be required this semester. Check your email after submitting the final electronic copy for review for further information.

 

Music Abstract Submissions


  1. Friday, May 1: last day to submit final electronic copy to the Graduate College. This must have the content finalized and approved by your committee.
    • A follow up email will be sent with final steps. Please continue checking your email. Submission does not mean approval; further actions may be required after your submission is received.
  2. Friday, May 1: electronic copies of the Approval Page(s) must be emailed to gradcollege@uni.edu by end of day.

    • If you have already defended: please take a picture or scan the signed copy and email it to gradcollege@uni.edu If you need assistance with completing this task please contact the Graduate College.

    • If you have not yet defended: Below are updated copies of the approval pages for all degree types. See the instruction page (1st page of the PDF) for which items you are responsible for entering.

  3. Students should contact the School of Music for information on satisfying the recital component and recording requirements.

 

Electronic Approval Pages


Please use the electronic approval pages to gather verification of your successful defense.

 

Students:

Please carefully read the items listed on the first page of the PDF that you should fill out for your specific approval page. Make sure you save the PDF or the fields will be blank upon reopening. 

 

Committees & Programs:

Committee members should email their votes to the committee chair upon completion. The Chair will then collate the votes and notify the program coordinator or another departmental approver of the successful defense and send the electronic approval page for their signature with a notification of the final approval. Please cc: gradcollege@uni.edu

Signatures can be applied with an electronic signature or by printing, signing, and then scanning the approval page.

 

Thesis Approval Page

Dissertation Approval Page

Music Abstract & Recital Approval Pages

Rod Library


Rod Library is closed as of noon on 3/16/2020 until further notice. Remote library resources can be found: https://guides.lib.uni.edu/remote

Electronic Writing and Research Support


Graduate College Events


The 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium has been canceled. Please contact the Graduate College if you have any questions.

 

Graduate College Annual Meeting

The Graduate College Annual meeting has been canceled.

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