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New Book on Advising and Mentoring Doctoral Students by UM Faculty Member Susan Gardner

Did you know that only a little over half of all doctoral students will complete their degrees?  Did you know that a positive relationship with the doctoral advisor has been repeatedly found to be a significant predictor of doctoral student retention and completion?

Most faculty who advise doctoral students do so in one of two ways: Emulate their own advisor (because it was a good experience) or do the exact opposite of their own advisor (because it was a poor one). Rarely are faculty provided with guidance, professional development, or even research related to how to best advise doctoral students. This handbook, written by two experts on doctoral education, provides evidence-based practices, policies, and resources to assist faculty advisors and their doctoral advisees.

To read the new book by UM Faculty Member Susan Gardner about Advising and Mentoring Doctoral Students, find it on

Graduate School Solicits Nominations for 2014-15 Graduate Fellowships, Assistantships, and Scholarships

To: Department Chairs, Graduate Board Members, Graduate Coordinators, and Administrative Assistants
From: Dean Sandweiss and Associate Dean Delcourt
Date: January 7, 2014

RE: Open Nominations for 2014-15 Financial Awards

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year (see HERE for 2014-2015 Award Nomination Guidelines).  The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is Friday, February 7, 2014, and the nomination for scholarships and the teaching fellowship is Monday, March 3, 2014.  All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator via the Graduate School website.  Graduate Coordinators will need to create an account, and apply for a "faculty" role in order to access the e-nominationforms.  If there are any questions, please send an email to and Crystal will assist you.

Information about the Financial Awards is also available on the Graduate School website within the Faculty Hub.  Faculty members will need to create an account ( to view this information, if they have not done so already.

UMaine's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Ranked One of Nation's Best by Study

Posted November 25, 2013

The recent article "Hidden gems among clinical psychology training programs" from the Training and Education in Professional Psychology journal, ranked UMaine's Clinical Psychology program ninth out of 233 accredited programs.

To learn more, please go here.


A Conversation with Dr. Peter Suber - Open Access Scholarship: Policy, Publication, Peer Review

The University of Maine Graduate School, Fogler Library Digital Commons, and School of Forest Resources present…
A conversation with Dr. Peter Suber
Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and Harvard Open Access Project
Open Access Scholarship: Policy, Publication, Peer Review

November 8, 2013
Room 100 Nutting Hall
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served

Wireless Printing Now Available in the Grad Center

The Grad Center, located in the lower level of Stodder Hall is open to registered graduate students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Students interested in being able to print wirelessly from their laptops should go to the IT website (here) to download the installer.  

Distinguished Alumni Seminar: Dr. Jonathan Paul, UMaine Alumnus

Dr. Jonathan Paul, a graduate of the University of Maine's PhD program in Biomedical Scences and an alumnus of the NSF Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (NEAGEP) program will be presenting a talk on his recent research entitled "The Role of Placental Efflux Transporter Proteins in the Maternal-fetal Barrier" on Friday, October 25th at 3:15pm in 57 Stodder Hall.

See the flyer here

Fall 2013 Thesis Workshops

The Graduate School will be hosting two informative sessions on Wednesday, October 23rd from 2-4pm and Thursday, October 24th from 1-3pm of the Thesis Formatting Workshop for students.  Information is included in this flyer

3rd Annual Graduate School Open House - October 16

The University of Maine Graduate School will be hosting the 3rd Annual Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Graduate Commons (Room 57) of Stodder Hall for those interested in pursuing graduate education at UMaine. Doctorate degrees are available in 30 areas of study and the master’s degree may be earned in more than 75 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences and engineering to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders, global policy and social work. The event will include refreshments and raffle giveaways.

Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism Hosts the 2013 National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar

Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism hosted the 2013 National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) from July 18-21. The DHS has been held since 1970 and is the premier graduate event of our national organization. The Seminar was highly successful. With 29 students from 22 universities and 9 faculty representing 7 universities, it was truly a national affair. The Schoodic Education and Research Center proved to be a magnificent venue. Attendees were openly moved by the location. In written feedback, students almost universally rated the seminar format, agenda, faculty, exchange of ideas, networking opportunities, location, and overall organization as excellent. Informal feedback indicated this was among the high points of some faculty mentor’s careers. Further, funds provided by the Provost were used to support Interdisciplinary Ph. D. in Communication student Bridie McGreavy, to manage communication and logistics. She was also competitively selected as an attendee. For more information on McGreavy’s role, please go here. It was a memorable and significant event for Communication and Journalism, UMaine, and for graduate education.

Teaching Assistant Resources

The New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation held on August 28th provided students with information about how to be productive within the classroom in addition to some other important information which can be found at out Teaching Resources page.  

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