Dave Robbins System & Network Manager Webb 1031 (Mac Lab) Howard Berg Sr. Development Engineer Cloud Lab 1117
Gareth Seward Sr. Development Engineer Cloud Lab 1120 Andrew Kylander-Clark Assoc. Development Engineer MSI 1008-1010
Chris Livsey Principal Lab Mechanician Webb 1054 Tim Cuellar Field Equipment Manager Webb 1054
Activate UCSBnetID & Umail account. Update address info (with local address) on GOLD. Sign-up for Direct Deposit (online) and e-refund (on GOLD). Attend ALL mandatory new student orientations/training. For out-of-state students, establish California residency. Get a CA drivers license, register your car in CA, have your bills sent to your local address. Get an Access/student ID card at the Info desk in UCen. Get an office key, Grad Master key, FOB key, class copy code & your copy code. Get settled in your office, check your dept mailbox.
You must be registered for 12 units every quarter. EARTH 201A, EARTH 260 & other courses your placement committee recommends. Fees are automatically assessed each quarter. Fees are paid once your appointment is entered & you’ve registered for 12 units. TAship WILL cover the following fees: Mandatory Fees: $4,064.00 Health Insurance: $846.80 TAship WILL NOT cover: Campus Based Fees: $255.56 Department WILL cover Nonresident Tuition: $5,034.00 (your first year only)
TA’ships, GSR positions, Reader positions and Fellowships in relation to your department financial support packages. Fellowship recipients are not required to be a TA, RA or Reader the years you have your fellowship. Fellowship recipients may choose to take one additional appointments (TA, Reader, GSR). Appointments are limited to an average of 35% for the academic year. TA appts vary from 25% - 50%. Reader appts vary from 25% - 50% (100 – 200 hours per quarter). GSR appts are typically at 49%, but it may vary depending on the availability of the grant. TAs, GSRs and Readers may take on appts for up to 75% with the dept. chair’s approval. For TAs & Readers, your first paycheck will be on Nov. 1 st. If you are a GSR with a hire date of Oct. 1 st, then your first paycheck will be on Nov. 1 st as well.
TA Requests (a call will go out mid-quarter) TA appts vary from 25% (halftime) – 50% (fulltime). Fulltime TA salary (50% appt) is currently $5,885 for the quarter ($1,961.67 per month). If your appt is less than 50%, you will receive a one-time stipend to bring your salary to an equiv of 50%. For example, if you have a 25% TA appt, your salary for the quarter is $2,942.50 ($980.83 per month). To bring your salary to an equivalent of $5,885 (50% TA quarterly salary), you will receive a one-time stipend for $2,942.50. Timesheets are not required for TAs, but you are required to complete and sign a TA responsibilities form.
GSR appts are determined by your faculty advisor. Typically, GSR appts are at 49%, but it may vary. Salary will be determined by your faculty advisor. GSR appts go through ERI dept or MSI dept. Timesheets are required. Reader appts are either 25% (100 hours per quarter) or 50% (200 hours per quarter). Readers are paid on an hourly basis. The current rate for Readers is $13.50 per hour. Timesheets are required.
For Student Loans or Work Study, you will need to complete a FAFSA. Deadline to file a FAFSA is March 2 nd. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You are all required to complete a FAFSA every year. If you have been awarded Work-study, please email Vivian Stopple at firstname.lastname@example.org. UCSB Continuing student Fellowships nominations are determined by the Admissions & Fellowships Committee. Nominations are submitted around April. Extramural Funds/Fellowships Grad Div's website has a list of extramural funding you can apply for: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/extramural-funding
12 units per quarter 30 units to graduate (10 units of 596 may be counted) 201A & 201B 260 “Speaker’s Club” (every quarter) unless you have a TA or scheduling conflict. You’ll need to get the Dept. Chair’s approval for an exception. 268 “Speaker’s Club” presentation Comprehensive Exam - What are “Comps”? Measures your progress in the graduate program and tests your geologic knowledge. Exams has two components: 1) Oral Q&A on general geology; 2) Presentation of paper/project, followed by questions
Year 1 Winter: Comps Proposal Due Year 2 Fall: Comps Exam Year 3 Fall – Year 4 Fall: Advance to Candidacy by passing the Qualifying Exam Year 5 Spring: Defend Thesis and File If you already have an MS degree, you may advance to candidacy after 3 quarters of residence. Year 1 Winter: Comps Proposal Due Year 2 Fall: Comps Exam Year 2 Spring: File thesis
Consists of Advisor, one Faculty member and one Senior Graduate student. Determines your schedule for Year 1 of your academic studies here. Placement Committee Form must be completed in the Fall. Consists of faculty advisor, and 2 UC ladder faculty (1 faculty must be from the dept.) Provides mentorship. Reviews and approves thesis/dissertation.
Weekly Events: Speakers Club (Thursdays) FBH (Fridays) Yearly Events: Department Welcome Party (Fall) The department throws a Welcome Party at Prof. Bruce Tiffney’s home. GRR “Poster Session” (Spring) Grads showcase their research/comps proposal/work through poster presentation. Department Picnic (Spring) New grads organize and throw a picnic for the dept by means of ticket sales. Awards Ceremony (Spring) The dept present both grads and undergrads with awards (some are monetary awards).
Held every Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00, in Webb 1100 Enrollment in EARTH 260 (Speaker’s Club) is required every quarter, unless you are on a leave of absence or giving a presentation. If you have a scheduling conflict with EARTH 260, you will need to e-mail the chair (Doug), grad advisor (Andy), and the instructor of record to request for an exemption from enrollment. Also, cc me on the e-mail. Enrollment in EARTH 268 (Speaker’s Club presentation) is required for the quarter that you are giving a talk. Speaker’s Club Committee is responsible for securing various speakers throughout the quarter. Speaker’s Club Committee consists of committee chair and 3-5 grads. Grads stay on for a one-year term.
Held in the Spring quarter, around early to mid-May. Organized and thrown by the new grads. List of duties: Reserving the park & main coordinator Print/Sell tickets (all new grads) Accounting Plan/Buy Food Beverage (non & alcoholic) purchase Utensils/plates/cups/napkins Food Prep Softball equipment Clean up (all new & current grads)
Mailboxes Grad Offices Keys Mac Lab & Image Lab Machine Shop Grad Division (located on the 3 rd floor of Cheadle Hall) ERI (located on the 6 th floor of Ellison Hall) MSI (4 th floor for Administrative office, 1 st floor for labs) Egrades Direct Deposit (payroll) & E-refund (stipend checks) E-mail listserves: gs-grads, gs-grads-year1, gs-grads-year2, gs-undergrads, gs-faculty, gs-staff, gs-everyone