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Graduate Issues Crop & Soil Sciences Spring 2013 Miguel Cabrera - Graduate Coordinator Vivienne Sturgill – Academic Advisor II.

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1 Graduate Issues Crop & Soil Sciences Spring 2013 Miguel Cabrera - Graduate Coordinator Vivienne Sturgill – Academic Advisor II

2 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

3 CRSS Student Population = 43 Category Graduate Students Female International 15 (35%) 17 (40%) M.S 20 (7 Soils – 13 Crops) Ph.D 21 (13 Soils – 8 Crops) MPPM 2

4 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

5 New GRE Test Old GRE: 800 Verbal; 800 Quantitative Old GRE: Maximum score – 1600 New GRE: 170 Verbal; 170 Quantitative New GRE: Maximum score - 340

6 Admission Criteria GRE GPA Dept 300 >=3.5 Grad. Sch. N.A >= >= >= >= 3.4 N.A >= 3.0 Ph.D. Students M.S. Students Students with GPA > 3.5 and GRE > 305 can be nominated for a Graduate School Assistantship (February of each year)

7 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

8 Graduate Committee Major Professor ? Acceptable (Placed on website) Not acceptable Student application Major Professor Funds Not accepted Graduate Student Admission Process Graduate School Not accepted Accepted Non-degree student? 3 Athens 1 Griffin 1 Tifton

9 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

10 Major Prof. Responsibilities Notify Graduate Coordinator (student arrival) Provide access to computer/printer Assist student with timely submission of: – Advisory Committee – Program of Study – Research Proposal

11 Submission Deadlines Advisory Committee & Program of Study Research Proposal M.S. Students1 st semester2 nd semester Ph.D. Students2 nd semester Major Professors with students who do not meet deadlines may not receive cost-shared assistantships.

12 Advisory Committee M.S. – 3 members –One member can be non-UGA Ph.D. – 5 members –One member from another department –One member can be non-UGA Co-Major Professors count as 1 member

13 Program of Study Requirements for all students – At least one course in Statistics – CRSS 8100 Graduate Seminar Guided teaching experience (CRSS 7990/9990 or education course) –Mandatory for Ph.D. students –Suggested for M.S. students Continuous enrollment (at least 3 cr in two out of three semesters if not GRA) If GRA, 18 credit hours per semester

14 Submit Grades for Research Hours Submit grades online when requested All terms, including summer! Go to Registrar’s Office website If grades are not submitted online, forms have to be signed, faxed, etc.

15 ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT EVALUATION Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Due May 30 Student Name Degree Objective Major Professor No of Semesters in Degree Program ______ 1. PROGRESS TOWARDS DEGREE (to be completed for all students by Advisory Committee) Advisory Committee selected, approved Program of Study approved Research Proposal submitted, approved This student is making satisfactory progress towards degree. YES NO (please circle one) If NO above, please write a detailed description of why and/or how this student is NOT progressing, and suggest actions to be taken to remedy this situation during the following semester: __________ Major Prof.

16 2. COMPLETION OF GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP DUTIES (to be completed by Major Professor for GRA and by supervising instructor for GTA) This student is a GRA GTA (please circle one). Name of Supervising Instructor (if GTA): Brief description of specific assigned duties: This student is satisfactorily completing all duties assigned as part of assistantship. YES NO. If NO above, please write a detailed description why and/or how this student is NOT completing all duties assigned as part of assistantship, and suggest actions to be taken to remedy this situation during the following semester. For GTA, please attach copies of student evaluations completed for the course taught. _________________________ Supervisor Signature I have reviewed this evaluation. My signature below does not necessarily signify concurrence. _________________________ Student Signature

17 Progress towards degree Adequate progress towards degree: 1) Satisfactory academic performance, 2) Compliance with departmental deadlines for submission of advisory committee, program of study, and research proposal, 3) Adequate research progress as assessed by the student’s Advisory Committee.

18 Exams Graduate School has to be notified of date of Preliminary Oral Exam at least 2 weeks in advance Not more than one negative vote is allowed for Preliminary Exams and Final Exams If the Major Professor’s vote is negative the student fails the exam

19 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

20 Graduate Areas of Emphasis Students would like an area of emphasis for their M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Weed Science Graduate School allows Area of Emphasis with minimum of 9 credit hours of specified courses

21 Area of Emphasis: Weed Science Select 9 credit hours out of the following courses : CRSS 6340, Weed Science (3 hours)* CRSS 6340L, Weed Science Laboratory (1 hour)* CRSS L, Physiology of Herbicide Action (2 hours) CRSS 6360, Weed Science Field Trip (1 hour) ENTO(CRSS)(PATH) 6740, Integrated Pest Management (3 hours)* ENTO(CRSS)(PATH) 6250, Pesticides and Transgenic Crops (3 hours)* HORT(CRSS) 6430, Plant Physiology (3 hours)* HORT 8104, Photosynthesis (4 hours) PBIO L, Plant Taxonomy (4 hours)* PBIO(WILD)(ECOL) 8410, Plant Population and Community Ecology (4 hrs) PBIO L, Plant Physiological Ecology (4 hours)

22 Overview Graduate Student Population New GRE Test Admission Process Major Professor Responsibilities Weed Science Area of Emphasis Adjunct faculty for AgIdea

23 Non-thesis MS (AgIdea) M.S. Soil, Water, and Environ. Sciences 50% or more on line 36 credit hours Student can enroll at UGA or at another university and take courses from UGA or from another university Faculty at other universities will need Adjunct faculty status in our department.

24 Thank you! Questions/Comments?


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