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  • 7 Colleges at the Health Science Center Degrees offered are: Undergraduate Professional Graduate Certificates Graduate College is the degree granting college for all graduate students Currently there are 546 students enrolled in over 60 programs in the Graduate College Students apply & are admitted to both their individual programs and the Grad. College Throughout their career students are monitored by the Graduate College Coursework, Thesis, Dissertation, & Graduation are approved by the Grad. College
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  • James Tomasek, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate College

    1. 1. James Tomasek, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate College President’s Associates Presidential Professor of Cell Biology
    2. 2. The Graduate College University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    3. 3. Outline of Talk <ul><li>What is the Graduate College? </li></ul><ul><li>How is your program part of the Graduate College? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you have to do to graduate? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Graduate Student Association? </li></ul><ul><li>What other activities, opportunities, or services are there for graduate students? </li></ul>
    4. 4. GRADUATE COLLEGE Public Health Allied Health Nursing Pharmacy Dentistry Medicine 51 Graduate Faculty 112 Graduate Students 76 Graduate Faculty 56 Graduate Students 190 Graduate Faculty 162 Graduate Students 37 Graduate Faculty 15 Graduate Students 35 Graduate Faculty 17 Graduate Students 35 Graduate Faculty 248 Graduate Students
    5. 5. How Many of You? <ul><li>618 graduate students are enrolled in more than 60 degree plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ph.D. Students 177 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.S. Students 416 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Degree Students 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclassified/Special 8 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Who Are We? James J. Tomasek, Ph.D. Dean Scott Boeh Assistant Dean Karolyn Ruffin Graduate Program Coordinator Karen Bentley Administrative Coordinator Stephanie Starry Staff Assistant Brenda Callahan Special Programs Coordinator Cheryl Walk Administrative Secretary
    7. 7. Where Are We? <ul><li>Graduate College </li></ul><ul><li>1000 Stanton L. Young Blvd., </li></ul><ul><li>Library 258 </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma City, OK 73190 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 405-271-2085 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 405-271-1155 </li></ul>
    8. 8. What Do We Do? <ul><li>Oversee the GPiBS program and summer undergraduate research programs </li></ul><ul><li>Review and approve all graduate programs and courses </li></ul><ul><li>Approve all Graduate Faculty Appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Accept students into Health Sciences Center Graduate Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor graduate students progress </li></ul><ul><li>Approve and process the appointments of GRA’s, GA’s, & GTA’s </li></ul><ul><li>Grant graduate degrees & certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Provide interdisciplinary courses and programs for all graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee academic appeals and cases of academic misconduct where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit for all graduate programs at OUHSC </li></ul>
    9. 9. Graduate Medicine Programs <ul><li>MS & Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences-GPIBS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biochemistry & Molecular Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiology & Immunology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuroscience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiological Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetic Counseling - MS Only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>168 Graduate Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>126 PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 Declared MD/PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 MS </li></ul></ul>*M.D./Ph.D. Available GRADUATE COLLEGE M.S. Ph.D.* M.D. P.A.
    10. 10. Nursing Graduate Programs *M.S./M.B.A. Available <ul><li>Graduate Tracks (MS Only) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative/Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Nurse Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>248 Graduate Students </li></ul><ul><li>Current Satellite Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tulsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woodward/Enid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ada </li></ul></ul>GRADUATE COLLEGE M.S.* B.S.
    11. 11. Allied Health Graduate Programs GRADUATE COLLEGE . B.S. M.A. M.O.T. M.P.T Au.D. M.S. Ph.D . <ul><li>Graduate Programs (MS & Ph.D) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allied Health Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Sciences & Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutritional Sciences (MS only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation Sciences (MS only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geriatrics/Gerontology (MS starting F’05) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>112 Graduate Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94 MS </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Public Health Graduate Programs *Dual Degrees Available <ul><li>Graduate Programs (MS & Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biostatistics & Epidemiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Administration and Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational & Environmental Health </li></ul></ul><ul><li>56 Graduate Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 MS </li></ul></ul>M.S.* Ph.D.* MPH MHA Dr.PH GRADUATE COLLEGE
    13. 13. Pharmacy Graduate Programs M.S.* Ph.D. Pharm.D . *Pharm.D./M.S. Available <ul><li>Graduate Tracks (MS & Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacology/Toxicology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicinal Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>17 Graduate Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Pharm.D./MS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 MS </li></ul></ul>GRADUATE COLLEGE
    14. 14. Dentistry Graduate Programs <ul><li>15 Graduate Students (MS Only) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Orthodontics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Periodontics </li></ul></ul>GRADUATE COLLEGE B.S. D.D.S. M.S.
    15. 15. Graduate College Organization Curriculum Review Committee Graduate Faculty Appointments Committee Program Evaluation Committee Preparing Future Faculty Committee Research & Graduate Student Affairs Committee Graduate Student Appeals Board Graduate Council Graduate Dean
    16. 16. <ul><li>Probation </li></ul><ul><li>Must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all graduate courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Must maintain satisfactory progress on annual evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>Must receive the grade of S in 5980 or 6980. </li></ul><ul><li>Students on probation must receive permission of the Graduate College to enroll. </li></ul><ul><li>Students on academic probation will be evaluated at the end of each subsequent semester. </li></ul><ul><li>The probationary requirements must be met within 9 credit hours of graded graduate course work or one calendar year from being placed on probation, whichever comes first. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who fail to meet criteria during probationary period may be denied future enrollment. </li></ul>Academic Issues
    17. 17. <ul><li>Academic Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The responsibility for academic evaluations of students rests with the faculty. If a student feels he or she has received a prejudiced or capricious evaluation by an instructor, and if he or she is unable to resolve the matter in conference with the instructor or the departmental chair, an appeal may be made to the appeals board of the college offering the course. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Exam, Thesis, Dissertation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Graduate College hears all appeals involving qualifying examinations, comprehensive examinations, general examinations, 5980 (thesis) or (6980) dissertation courses and/or disagreements that may jeopardize the continued enrollment of the student in the Graduate College or graduate program, and other matters of controversy not specifically covered in the Student Handbook. </li></ul></ul>Academic Issues
    18. 18. <ul><li>Academic Misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>The policy regarding dishonest work is detailed in the Academic Misconduct Code, which describes academic misconduct as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheating: the use of unauthorized materials, methods, or information in any academic exercise, including improper collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plagiarism: the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrication: the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fraud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction, misappropriation, or unauthorized possession of University property or the property of another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bribery or intimidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting others in any act proscribed by this Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempting to engage in such acts. </li></ul></ul>Academic Issues
    19. 19. Graduate College Courses <ul><li>GPiBS Core Courses (12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6012 Molecular Systems I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6023 Molecular Systems II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6053 Cellular Systems I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6052 Cellular Systems II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6100 Lab Rotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 5221 Journal Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6136 Immunology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6101 Neurobiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6111 Integrative Physiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BMSC 6121 Molecular Basis of Human Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BMSC 5001 Integrity in Scientific Research </li></ul><ul><li>BMSC 4050 Fundaments of Scientific Writing </li></ul><ul><li>BMSC 6202 PFF – Instructional Methods </li></ul><ul><li>BMSC 6300 PFF – Supervised Teaching Experience </li></ul>
    20. 20. Graduate College Web Page http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/
    21. 21. Graduate Faculty Appointments http:// ouhsc.edu/facappt /
    22. 22. Graduate Faculty Appointment Guidelines <ul><li>http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>GPiBS student: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow GPiBS curriculum for first year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose mentor and apply to program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-GPiBS student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow programs curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose mentor </li></ul></ul>Non-Matriculated Doctoral Student
    24. 24. <ul><li>Departments must file annual reports each year notifying the student and the Graduate College of the students progress </li></ul><ul><li>No later than the end of the first year of graduate study, submit an Advisory Conference Report to the Graduate College. </li></ul><ul><li>When nearing completion of course work and research tools, file an Application for the General Examination in the Graduate College. </li></ul><ul><li>The student must apply for the General Examination at least 2 weeks before the exam is held. </li></ul>Non-Matriculated Doctoral Student (Cont.)
    25. 25. <ul><li>Within one week after the General Examination is completed, a report signed by the entire committee must be submitted to the Graduate Dean. </li></ul><ul><li>The report indicates satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance on the General Exam. </li></ul><ul><li>If the performance is unsatisfactory an approved plan to re-take the General Exam must be submitted to the Graduate College. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of the General Exam a second time will result in dismissal. </li></ul>Non-Matriculated Doctoral Student (Cont.)
    26. 26. <ul><li>Establish the Doctoral Committee no later than the time the General Examination is successfully completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Committee Members must meet guidelines in the Graduate College Bulletin (4.10) </li></ul><ul><li>http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/GCBulletin/Doctoral_Programs/Doctoral_Frameset.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Committee must first be approved by program </li></ul><ul><li>Once Doctoral Committee is approved by the Graduate College the student is accepted as a matriculated student. </li></ul>Non-Matriculated Doctoral Student (Cont.)
    27. 27. Matriculated Doctoral Student <ul><li>Enroll in a minimum of two credit hours of 6980 each semester following your initial enrollment. More hours are required to maintain GRA position. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit annually to the Graduate College a progress report performed by the Doctoral Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should meet with Doctoral Committee at least every 6 months and discuss research progress </li></ul>
    28. 28. Defense of Doctoral Dissertation <ul><li>Prepare reading copy of dissertation and receive approval from dissertation advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit reading copy to Graduate College with approval of advisor and a request to approve final dissertation committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute reading copies to committee for approval. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate College must receive from dissertation committee approval of reading copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate College will perform degree check. </li></ul><ul><li>When reading copy and degree check are approved by the Graduate College the student may schedule dissertation defense. </li></ul><ul><li>All reading copy and graduation related deadlines are printed in the class schedule. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Defense of Doctoral Dissertation (Cont.) <ul><li>At least 10 business days before the defense the student must submit to the Graduate College a formal announcement of your defense </li></ul><ul><li>Within 72 hours after the defense, submit the authority report form with the results signed by all committee members to the Graduate College. </li></ul><ul><li>Within 60 days after passing the dissertation defense, submit your dissertation to the Graduate College. </li></ul><ul><li>If all graduation requirements, including the depositing of the dissertation, are not complete prior to the start of the next semester students will be required to enroll in an additional 2 hours of 6980. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Doctoral Studies Checklist <ul><li>Graduate College Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/GCBulletin/Doctoral_Programs/Doctoral_Frameset.htm </li></ul>
    31. 31. OUHSC Student Governance OUHSC Student Association Allied Health Student Association Pharmacy Student Association Public Health Student Association Medicine Graduate Student Association Nursing Student Association Graduate College Student Association Medicine Student Association Dentistry Student Association
    32. 32. <ul><li>GSA is the student governance board of the graduate students at the Health Sciences Center.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every Graduate Student is a member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portion of the fees paid each semester funds GSA and its activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate College serves as Advisor and meets regularly with the Graduate Student Association </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine GSA Representatives for 2005-2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhonda Clark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curtis McMurtrey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Janeen Arbuckle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GSA Executive Officers for 2005-2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pamela Williams, Chairperson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebecca Bourn, Secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melanie Goodman, Treasurer </li></ul></ul>Graduate Student Association Graduate Student Association Web Page http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/gsa/index.htm
    33. 33. <ul><li>GSA Annual Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Research, Education, and Technology Symposium (GREAT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguished Lecture Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertation/Thesis Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Grants for Graduate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Grants for Graduate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AEL & Distinguished Graduates Awards Luncheon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various social events throughout the year </li></ul></ul>Graduate Student Association (Cont.)
    34. 34. <ul><li>GREAT – Graduate Research Education and Technology Symposium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 28th - March 30 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All HSC Students are invited to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Poster & Oral Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops and Keynote addresses offered throughout program </li></ul>GREAT Symposium
    35. 35. Preparing Future Faculty <ul><li>One-year interdisciplinary program comprised of a two-course sequence designed to offer students a specialization in the professorate. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Methods&quot; course offered through the Graduate College would contain didactic and demonstration units to familiarize students with the research, teaching, and service demands of an academic position. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory or practicum where participants are teamed with a mentor to gain actual teaching experience. Teaching experiences may be at neighboring institutions. </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. External Fellowships <ul><li>Graduate students are encouraged to obtain their own independent fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Students may receive stipend above $20,000 if fellowship is external and peer-reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate College will increase stipend level by $2,000/year </li></ul>
    37. 37. University Counseling Services http://w3.ouhsc.edu/graduate/
    38. 38. Graduate College - OUHSC Graduate College 1000 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Library 258 Oklahoma City, OK 73190 Website: http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate e-mail: [email_address] Phone: 405-271-2085 Fax: 405-271-1155