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Orientation for Indiana State University distance students enrolled in the College of Graduate and Professional Programs.

Orientation for Indiana State University distance students enrolled in the College of Graduate and Professional Programs.



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  • 1. College of Graduate and Professional StudiesOrientation
  • 2. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Essential Resources
    Theses and Dissertations
    Research: IRB/IACUC
    Research: Student Support
  • 3. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Essential Resources
    All forms, policies, and deadlines are published on the College of Graduate and Professional
    Studies (CGPS) website. These materials are regularly updated at http://graduate.indstate.edu/
    The Graduate Catalog is on-line. The catalog is the official policy document of CGPS and
    contains all essential information. The catalog is located at http://catalog.indstate.edu/index.php.
    When accessing the catalog, please be sure to select the correct catalog and year.
    The ISU portal, known as MyISU, serves as a “one-stop” resource for most student services.
    The portal is used for on-line registration, accessing a searchable schedule of courses, viewing
    the academic calendar, and accessing your student account information. Please note that to
    protect your privacy and keep you informed, the CGPS will communicate electronically using
    only the official indstate.edu email.
  • 4. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Graduate Student Association
    GSA is a student organization that works in partnership with student government (SGA)
    As an advocate for students, GSA has representation on university committees including Graduate Council and Faculty Senate
    GSA holds regular meetings and these meetings are announced via ISU’s daily global email and target email to students
    The organization also hosts social events
  • 5. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Your academic advisor (who may or may not be the same person as your thesis or dissertation chair) will be responsible for coordinating your “plan of study” aka “contract of study”
    The “contract” or “plan” maps out which courses you will take in fulfillment of the program requirements as outlined in the graduate catalog
    Beginning if Fall 2010, all programs will be able to use DARS
    Your academic advisor can assist you with course selection, petitions/waivers, transfer credit, and other curricular processes
  • 6. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Theses & Dissertations: Resources
    Writing Support
    CGPS supports two assistantships to assist students with thesis and dissertation writing issues
    The Writing Center will assist students for whom English is their native language
    The LLL Language Lab is able to assist non-native speakers
    CGPS provides a formatted MS Word template for use by students that conforms to the approved handbook.
    Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation
    Beginning in Spring 2010, CGPS will accept only electronic theses and dissertations. The instructions and policy are located on line at http://www.indstate.edu/sogs/Students.htm
  • 7. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Theses & Dissertations
    Steps in the Process
    Identify a chair (aka advisor) and form a committee
    The timing of the selection of a chair depends on the program
    Propose the research, defend the research, and process the approval of proposal form
    Establish an appropriate defense date based on the published critical dates and notify CGPS at least one week prior to the public defense
    Defend the final document, route the approval form, and submit for format review to CGPS
    Submit final approved ETD copy
    For in-depth information, please review the “steps” document
    All students completing a thesis or dissertation are expected to review and understand the responsibilities of students
  • 8. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    All students must apply for graduation no later than the first month of the intended graduating semester
    The deadline for filing an application for graduation is posted on the College of Graduate and Professional Studies website
    The graduation application and commencement materials are located at http://www.indstate.edu/sogs/gradandcommencement.htm
  • 9. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Research: Human Subjects (IRB) & Animals (IACUC)
    All graduate students performing research that involves human subjects and/or animals are required to complete Institutional Review Board or IACUC training
    Training is provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs through CITI
    All graduate students must have their research and associated protocols approved by either the IRB (humans) or IACUC (animals)
    Students completing a thesis or dissertation that requires IRB/IACUC review will not be permitted to graduate without evidence of IRB/IACUC approval
  • 10. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Research: Student Support
    CGPS awards student research & creativity awards on a competitive basis
    Students may submit proposals requesting up to $600
    Students are limited to one award per year, two cycles per year
    Department and advisor support required
    Recipients are expected to participate in the annual student research event known as Symposium (Spring Semester)
    Electronic submission required
    Grants & Contracts. When discussing your research needs with your advisor, you are encouraged to apply for a grant. Please note, your advisor will likely be required to serve as the Principal Investigator (PI).
    External grant opportunities: OSP
    Internal grant opportunities: CIRT, CPSCE, & OSP
  • 11. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Contacts: Key Offices
    Affirmative Action Office 812.237.8954 http://www.indstate.edu/aao/sjohnson65@isugw.indstate.edu
    Affirmative Action provides students with a variety of professional training opportunities. The office is
    responsible for the Oversight and investigation of complaints of harassment or discrimination prohibited
    under law.
    Bursar’s Office 812.237.3535 http://www.indstate.edu/bursar/index.htm
    The Bursar’s Office is responsible for tuition and fee billing and maintaining all student accounts.
    Center for Instruction, Research & Technology 812.237.2676 http://www.indstate.edu/cirt/cirt@indstate.edu
    CIRT provides professional development opportunities in the area of teaching and delivers a variety of
    Technology workshops. CIRT also coordinates a mini-grant program.
    Center for Public Services and Community Engagement 812.237.2334http://www.indstate.edu/publicservice/
    CPSCE provides campus and community programming as well as opportunities to engage in community-
    based research.
    Financial Aid 812.237.2215 http://www.indstate.edu/finaid/finaid@indstate.edu
    Financial Aid is responsible for coordinating federal, state, and campus funded aid programs.
  • 12. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Contacts: Key Offices
    International Affairs Center 812.237.2440 http://www.indstate.edu/iac/iac@indstate.edu
    The IAC coordinates campus programs (including international travel grants) and works with international
    student issues Including immigration.
    Office of Diversity 812.237.8513 http://www.indstate.edu/diversity/
    The Office of Diversity is responsible for coordinating a variety of campus-based activities and programming
    as well as works with the campus community to build capacity and promote diversity.
    Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) 812.237.3088 http://www.indstate.edu/osp/osp@indstate.edu
    OSP provides support for the IRB, IACUC, and grants/contracts. Additionally, OSP sponsors grant writing
    Office of Registration and Records 812.237.2020http://www.indstate.edu/registrar/regemail1@isugw.indstate.edu
    If you are having significant issues with your academic or university record or need a transcript, ORR is the
    appropriate office to contact.
  • 13. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Contacts: Distance Support
    Distance Learning 812.237.8080 http://www.indstate.edu/distance/
    Distance learning supports distance education at ISU. If you are experiencing difficulties, please feel free to contact
    this office directly.
    OIT Help Desk/User Services. 812.237.2190 http://www.indstate.edu/oit1/userservices/ithelp/it-help@indstate.edu
    If you are experiencing technical difficulties including accessing the portal, the OIT help desk can provide assistance
    on-line, through live-chat or over the phone. Additionally, the user services website contains a variety of trouble-
    shooting tips and FAQs that are useful for students.
  • 14. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Contacts: CGPS
    Nita Alexander, Student Services
    Admissions & Curricular/Transfer Questions
    Helen Hoffa, Student Services
    Graduation check out, theses/dissertations, and commencement
    Pam Allison, Administrative Assistant
    graduate assistantships, scholarships, and student research awards
    Sandy Harris, Student Services
    General Q&A
  • 15. Questions
    College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    If you have any additional questions concerning any of the policies or procedures
    outlined in this session, please contact the College of Graduate and Professional
    Studies via email [grdstudy@isugw.indstate.edu]or phone 812.237.3005