Dear Colleagues,

We look forward to seeing you at the annual Graduate Coordinators and Graduate Staff Orientation and Workshop on November 1, 2013.

Below are instructions about registration for the event, as well as the opportunity to provide input for the topics to be discussed.

Please complete your registration, and additional responses, by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Please click on, or copy and paste, the link below to access the survey.


There are 3 parts to this survey.

1.      Registration tool


This event will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union.


The morning session (8:30am-12:00pm) is an ORIENTATION for those new to graduate education, or if you want a refresher on policies and procedures.


Topics include:

·        Overview of Graduate Education at UF

·        Graduate Information Management System  (GIMS)

·        Graduate Admissions

·        Graduate Student Hiring

·        UF International Center

The afternoon session (1:00pm-4:30pm) is a WORKSHOP for new and returning coordinators and staff. You will hear about updates and changes to various Graduate School policies and procedures, as well as from other organizational units, such as Admissions and Academic Personnel.

The morning and afternoon sessions are very different.

We strongly urge you to have a least one person from your program attend the afternoon Workshop session.

2.      Please send 1-2 “burning questions about Graduate Education” that you would like addressed at these sessions.


3.      Please send 1-2 comments about features that would enhance GIMS.

This invitation is being sent to those people listed on - which comprise the Graduate Coordinators listserv and the Graduate Staff listserv.

If your work in Graduate Education requires that you should be added or removed on either of the listservs, please have your supervisor follow the instructions in GIMS -> Department Data -> GIMS Access Request.

If you know someone else in your unit who is not on the Graduate Coordinators/Graduate Staff listserv, but who would benefit from attending the morning and/or afternoon session, please feel free to forward this registration email.

Thank you!

Karen Bradley

on behalf of the Graduate School



Karen A. Bradley, DMD, MBA
Assistant Dean for Administration
The Graduate School
University of Florida
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