Program Director Brief

August 2023

The GPD Brief provides important information regarding deadlines, events, administrative updates, and more. Previous Briefs can be found here!
George Boston

Staff Spotlight

George Boston

Coordinator of Graduate Operations

This month, we shine a spotlight on George Boston, double alumnus of the University of North Florida, whose dedicated role as the Coordinator of Graduate Operations embodies the core essence of care and commitment in our Osprey community. George's unwavering efforts ensure that our full-time staff, leaders, and Graduate Program Directors are equipped with the essential tools to successfully nurture and guide our students, paving the way for unparalleled student satisfaction. Please feel free to reach out to him for questions regarding graduate faculty, student maintenance, or training.
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Grad Student Organization

With the return to Fall classes, the Graduate School is hosting a "Graduate Student Organization" Interest meeting on August 24 between 5-7 PM in the Student Union 58W/3605.
  • Encourage your students to get involved!
  • We are looking for grad students who are interested in reactivating the GSO. 
  • An officer position will look great on your students' resumés, so please spread the news!
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Graduate Research Grants

  • Please encourage your students to apply for a Graduate Research Grant! The grant is designed to support students engaging in research and creative activities such as poster presentations.
  • The application is located in myWings: Banner Self Service, Online Forms.
  • Eligibility requirements can be found on our website under "Graduate School Awards"
  • Maximum grant amount is $1,000.
  • George is happy to speak to your classes about applying!
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  • You can use Banner Advising Sessions and Advising History to keep track of emails and messages you send to individual students. Multiple people are able to access advising, so this is a great way to keep a consistent communication record.
  • It is important to reach out to newly admitted students to advise them of the courses they need to take. This is a common reason why students delay registering and a common question the Graduate School staff receives.
Hands reaching for donuts.

Donuts with the Dean!

  • As part of the Week of Welcome, the Graduate School will be hosting a meet & greet event with Dean Moore with free donuts for students
  • Event details can be found here. Please invite your students to attend!
  • This event will be held from 11 AM - 3PM in the Graduate School; 1/2000.

Nominate Your Students!

Graduate Student of the Month

We encourage you to nominate your students. Please visit our new grad student of the month page on our website for more information on this new initiative! 

Nomination Form

Contact Us!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office with any questions you might have!
  • General Contact
  • (904) 620-1364
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