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Graduate Professional Development
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The University of Texas at Austin enrolls nearly 8,200 graduate and 2,000 professional students, and awards about 900 doctoral and 3,000 master’s degrees each year. Apply today, and in a few short years, one of them could be yours.

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Key Dates

The Graduate School provides key dates for registration and graduation to help graduate students stay on track. Defer to the Academic Calendar and Course Schedule produced by the Office of the Registrar for official registration and payment deadline information.

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From funding tuition to paying for other costs of attendance, graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin benefit from the support of the university.

Upcoming Events

Friday Aug. 30
Canvas Office Hours
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SZB 450

Drop-in Canvas support Event Details

Friday Aug. 30
Teaching Preparation Series, Understanding your role: How do I work effectively with students & faculty?
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
SZB 104

As a graduate student, you assume many roles: teacher, instructor, as well as student. In this workshop, you will learn about and apply theories of self-directed learning to students and oneself’s achievement, as well as gain strategies about setting expectations and working effectively with students and faculty. Event Details

Wednesday Sept. 4
10 to 11 a.m.
RLP 1.302B

Non-academic employers will typically spend about 15-30 seconds reviewing your resume before deciding whether you make the first cut. Learn about the key differences between resumes and CVs and how to clearly and quickly convey your fit for the position. Event Details

Friday Sept. 6
Teaching Preparation Series, Students with disabilities: How do I provide equal access..
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
UTC 1.118

Students with disabilities: How do I provide equal access and foster inclusion through academic accommodations? Event Details

Wednesday Sept. 11
Teaching Preparation Series, Navigating boundaries & relationships: How can I say "no" and still grow?
5 to 6:15 p.m.
SZB 450

Telling someone “no” is challenging already. So how do you say “no” to your supervisor or professor while maintaining a positive relationship? In this presentation we will come up with different techniques and suggestions on how to improve your negotiation and communication skills. Event Details

Friday Sept. 13
Teaching Preparation Series, Lesson planning: How do I structure my time in the classroom?
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
SZB 104

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic outline of a lesson and practice creating these steps for their own teaching material: the objective, introduction, activity, wrap-up, and assessment. We will dwell on the “activity” stage to discuss scaffolding techniques. Finally, participants will brainstorm assessment methods to check if their lesson plans were successful. Instructors will leave with a useable lesson plan for their classrooms. Event Details