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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:30am
Student Success Center, North Classroom Bldg.

Twelve doctoral students, ready to begin writing their dissertation, have been selected to particpate in the August workshop. The students plan to graduate in fall 2016, received a $500 participation stipend, instruction in several different dissertation writing topics, have a supportive writing environment to work on their dissertation with snacks and lunches provided, and required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their dissertation writing across the fall. 

The next Dissertation Writing Workshop is planned for January 3-6, 2017. Registration for this workshop will open in early November 2016.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:45am

Registration for the Monday, August 8, 2016 International Teaching Assistantship (ITA) test closes Thursday, August 4. You must register prior to 11:45 a.m. (central time) on Thursday, August 4 on the ITA website.

The testing schedule will be posted on the Graduate College web site.  Registrants will also be emailed about their presentation time.  Please keep your morning and afternoon open between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016.

For more information about the ITA Test, please visit the ITA web site.

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 9:00am
3rd Floor Morrill Hall

International Teaching Assistantship (ITA) test will be offered to all approved registrations on Monday, August 8, 2016.

The testing schedule is be posted on the Graduate College web site. 

For more information about the ITA Test, please visit the ITA web site.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 9:00am
Stillwater - 101 UAT Building

Students for whom English is not their native language and who submit a PBT (paper-based test) version of the TOEFL, or who take the IELTS, must take the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP) upon arrival at OSU and comply with the provisions associated with that test. The TELP is administered on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses before each regular semester through the OSU Testing Center (Stillwater) and the Learning Services Center (Tulsa). A waiver of the TELP requirement will be granted to a student who has:

  • achieved a score of 600 PBT or higher on the TOEFL and a score of 5.0 or higher on the Test of Written English (TWE) or Essay; or
  • achieved an IELTS, academic stream, overall band score of 6.5 or higher on each of the band scores for Listening, Reading and Writing.
     

About the TELP Examination:  The Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP) is a test of written English and assesses the academic English skills necessary for students to function well in graduate-level university classes.  The test has two sections: Listening/Dictation and Reading/Writing.  Each section is discussed below.  A score of 70 on both portions of the TELP is considered passing.  Students who score less than 70 on the Listen­ing/Dictation portion of the TELP (irrespective of the score on the writing portion) are required to enroll in ENGL 0003 during their first semester at OSU.  ENGL 0003 carries a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory and may not be used toward minimum degree requirements.  Students must enroll in ENGL 0003 each semester until a satisfactory grade is earned.

Students who score at least 70 on the Listening/Dictation portion of the TELP, but less than 70 on the Writing portion are required to enroll in ENGL 4893* at some point in their studies.  ENGL 4893* carries graduate credit and may be used toward minimum degree requirements; a grade of B or better in this course is required.  Both ENGL 0003 and ENGL 4893*, as applicable, must be listed on the student's Plan of Study.


Registering for the TELP

The TELP is available on both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.  When you arrive on either campus, you will need to register to take the TELP.  Testers must cover the cost of the test registration, payable on the date of the exam at the OSU Testing Center (Stillwater) or at the time of registration at the Learning Services Center (Tulsa).   

Registration and Administration - Stillwater Campus:

You must register for the TELP exam by Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00 am at the OSU Testing Center (101 UAT Building) on the OSU-Stillwater campus.   To register, visit the UAT website at http://testing.okstate.edu/ and follow the instructions for “Scheduling a Test.”  On the test date, it is mandatory to present your passport, CWID number, and the registration fee. The registration fee of $50 can be paid by credit card or charged to your bursar account. Students paying by bursar charge must bring an active OSU student ID card.

The TELP exam will be given on Wednesday, August 10th at the OSU Testing Center (101 UAT Building) at 9:00 am.  The test results should be known on Monday, August 15thand will be available at the Graduate College in 202 Whitehurst starting at 1:30 pm.  Bring a photo ID (such as your passport or student ID card) to pick-up your results.

Graduate College will work with the OSU Testing Center to allow Fall 2016 enrollment for all Wednesday, August 10thtest takers to prevent a “Late Enrollment Fee” assessed on August 12th.

Registration and Administration - Tulsa Campus:

You must register for the TELP exam by Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Learning Services Center, 103 North Hall or by calling the OSU-Tulsa Learning Services Center at 918-594-8232.  The registration fee of $40 can be paid by credit card or they will charge the registration fee to your bursar account.

The TELP exam will be given on Wednesday, August 10th at 9:00 am.  Go to the Learning Services Center in 103 North Hall to check in, and you will be directed to the testing room at that time.  The test results should be known on Monday, August 15thand will be handed out in the afternoon at the Learning Services Center, 103 North Hall.

Graduate College will work with the Learning Services Center to allow Fall 2016 enrollment for all Wednesday, August 10th test takers to prevent a “Late Enrollment Fee” assessed on August 12th.


The TELP has two test sections: a listening subtest and a reading-writing subtest.  

Part 1: Listening/Dictation Subtest

The Listening/Dictation Subtest requires students to listen to a tape-recorded passage on an academic topic and to write word-for-word what the speaker says.  The student will have 20 minutes to complete this section.

Responses will be graded on the ability to write down correctly the content of the passage.  Students need to listen carefully and write the exact words in the specific grammatical forms in which they are spoken.

Part 2: Reading/Writing Subtest

The Reading/Writing Subtest requires the student to read two passages and write a brief summary of specific parts of each passage.  Students will have 50 minutes to complete this task. 

The passages discuss different academic topics and are written in the style of an academic publication.  Each passage is approximately 600 to 650 words in length and may include a related table or figure.  The task is to read each passage and then write a summary of the specific parts of the passage relevant to the question that follows it.  In order to complete the task efficiently, students should follow these steps:

  1. Read the passage.
  2. Read the question following the passage.
  3. Read the passage again, focusing on the parts relevant to the question.
  4. Write the summary, focusing on the most important information.

The summary should address the question specifically and not include information from the passage that is not related to the question. 

 The summary should:

  • be between 50 and 100 words
  • show a general understanding of the passage
  • include only the most important ideas from the parts of the passage needed to answer the question
  • omit unnecessary detail
  • omit general information from the passage that is not related to the question

 It is very important that the summary be written in the student’s OWN WORDS.  The student should NOT copy phrases or sentences directly from the passage.

TELP SCORING

The maximum score on each subtest is 100 points.

Students who score less than 70 on the Listen­ing/Dictation portion of the TELP (irrespective of the score on the writing portion) are required to enroll in ENGL 0003 during their first semester.  ENGL 0003 carries a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory and may not be used toward minimum degree requirements.  Students must enroll in ENGL 0003 each semester until a grade of satisfactory is earned.

Students who score at least 70 on the Listening/Dictation portion of the TELP, but less than 70 on the Writing portion are required to enroll in ENGL 4893* at some point in their studies.  ENGL 4893* carries graduate credit and may be used toward minimum degree requirements; a grade of B or better in this course is required.  Both ENGL 0003 and ENGL 4893*, as applicable, must be listed on the student's Plan of Study.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 8:30am
Classroom Building

This workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 10  from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Classroom Building on the Stillwater campus. This event is specifically to help Graduate Teaching Assistants.

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the GTA Orientation sessions even if you don't have a GTA assignment this semester or have yet to complete your English proficiency qualifications to be assigned as a GTA. The GTA Orientation will provide you with valuable training whether as a GTA or for other opportunities that you may have in the future.

Schedule of Events: http://itle.okstate.edu/gtaconference/agenda.php

Registration: http://itle.okstate.edu/legacy/index.php/events-calendar?func=details&did=347

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
the Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor

Welcome week tours are short general tours of Library service desks and an introduction to the Library resources (i.e., group study rooms, laptops, gopro cameras, etc.) available for checkout by OSU students. The tours will begin at the Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor

Welcome week tours are short general tours of Library service desks and an introduction to the Library resources (i.e., group study rooms, laptops, gopro cameras, etc.) available for checkout by OSU students. The tours will begin at the Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 8:00am

The main Fall 2016 semester begins.

 

For more information: http://registrar.okstate.edu/Academic-Calendar

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor

Welcome week tours are short general tours of Library service desks and an introduction to the Library resources (i.e., group study rooms, laptops, gopro cameras, etc.) available for checkout by OSU students. The tours will begin at the Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

If you are employed in a 50%FTE assistantship in Fall 2016, you must submit by close of business Monday, August 15, 2016 (e.g. first day of classes in the Fall semester).

Reminders for Fall 2016:

 

  • All graduate students employed 50%FTE (or more) on assistantship in Fall 2016 must submit the Fall form.

  • Submissions submitted after the first day of the semester (e.g. Monday, August 15, 2016 ) jeopardize tuition benefits. 

  • You are required to be enrolled in at least six (6) qualifying graduate credit hours in Fall 2016 if you are on an assistantship.

  • Withdrawal from any course will result in reimbursing the University for the amount of the tuition waiver received for that course.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor

Welcome week tours are short general tours of Library service desks and an introduction to the Library resources (i.e., group study rooms, laptops, gopro cameras, etc.) available for checkout by OSU students. The tours will begin at the Circulation and Information Desk on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Library Training Room (Rm 206)
In this workshop you will be introduced to many of the Library services and scholarly resources available. Topics covered will include:
  • How to access online resources (databases, electronic journals, alerts, etc.) available through the Library.
  • How to request Library services (Recall a Book, Request Document Delivery, Borrow From Another Library, etc.) that are essential for graduate students.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.

For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Library Training Room 206
In this workshop you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several free Library provided online resources. Topics covered will include:
  • How to maximize your use of specific databases in your field of research.
  • How best to use search alerts, interlibrary services (Borrow From Another Library), and managing your research citations using EndNote.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.
 
For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Library Training Room 206
In this workshop you will be introduced to many of the Library services and scholarly resources available. Topics covered will include:
  • How to access online resources (databases, electronic journals, alerts, etc.) available through the Library.
  • How to request Library services (Recall a Book, Request Document Delivery, Borrow From Another Library, etc.) that are essential for graduate students.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.

For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Library Training Room 206
In this workshop you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several free Library provided online resources. Topics covered will include:
  • How to maximize your use of specific databases in your field of research.
  • How best to use search alerts, interlibrary services (Borrow From Another Library), and managing your research citations using EndNote.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.
 
For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 4:30pm
Library Training Room 206
In this workshop you will be introduced to many of the Library services and scholarly resources available. Topics covered will include:
  • How to access online resources (databases, electronic journals, alerts, etc.) available through the Library.
  • How to request Library services (Recall a Book, Request Document Delivery, Borrow From Another Library, etc.) that are essential for graduate students.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.

For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
Library Training Room 206
In this workshop you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several free Library provided online resources. Topics covered will include:
  • How to maximize your use of specific databases in your field of research.
  • How best to use search alerts, interlibrary services (Borrow From Another Library), and managing your research citations using EndNote.
  • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.
 
For more information e-mail Victor D Baeza, Director of Library Graduate Services, at victor.baeza@okstate.edu.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
204 Whitehurst

Graduate Council is the representative body of the Graduate Faculty which serves as the legislative and executive authority of the Graduate Faculty at OSU.

Graduate Council Minutes, Agendas, and Bylaws are now available through the Graduate Faculty information on D2L.

Officers of each faculty group are listed on the web.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:30am
OSU Library - 5th Floor-Math Center

The Oklahoma State University Graduate College in partnership with the OSU Writing Center, Edmon Low Library and Department of English will launch its first Thesis Writing Workshop August 27th. This workshop will be open to 50 thesis master’s students ready to begin writing their thesis. Such students would typically be planning to graduate in fall 2016. Students will receive instruction in several different thesis writing topics, will receive a $10 OSU dining card to purchase lunch during the workshop, and will participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their thesis writing across the fall semester. The workshop will be held in the Math Center, fifth floor, Edmon Low Library, Saturday August 27 from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM. Registration opens August 1 and closes at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24th.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
126 ITLE

The semester's first Graduate Coordinators Meeting will be held at 2:00 PM in ITLE 126.

This event is open to all graduate coordinators and graduate program staff.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30am
126 ITLE

All students are invited to register for this workshop.

This workshop series provides ongoing discussion on topics relevant to graduate education.

Registration page is forthcoming.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
126 ITLE

All Graduate Faculty and staff are invited to register for this workshop.

This workshop series provides ongoing discussion on topics relevant to graduate education.

Registration page is forthcoming.

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
204 Whitehurst

Graduate Council is the representative body of the Graduate Faculty which serves as the legislative and executive authority of the Graduate Faculty at OSU.

Graduate Council Minutes, Agendas, and Bylaws are now available through the Graduate Faculty information on D2L.

Officers of each faculty group are listed on the web.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
126 ITLE

The semester's second Graduate Coordinators Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM in ITLE 126.

This event is open to all graduate coordinators and graduate program staff.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 3:30pm
SU Theater

The finalist presentations of the Three Minute Thesis will be held in the Student Union Theater.  Presentations are open to the public. Please invite your friends and program faculty to attend and support you and your college

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:30pm
126 ITLE

All Graduate Faculty and staff are invited to register for this workshop.

This workshop series provides ongoing discussion on topics relevant to graduate education.

Registration page is forthcoming.

 

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:30pm
GI Areana

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

 

Location & Time:

  • Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Gallagher-Iba Arena
  • Students & Faculty (including doctoral advisors) assemble at 6:15 p.m.
  • Candidate Processional begins at 6:35 p.m. 
  • Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.

More information is available on the Graduate College's Commencement website.