Graduate Student Orientation
Although we find the presentations below to be useful resources for incoming graduate
students, review of these presentations is not required for completion of the Online
Graduate Student Association
Aaron Shaw, GSA President
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an organization that strives to voice the
concerns of graduate students, representing approximately 5,000 graduate students
at the University of Toledo (UT), while also sponsoring numerous graduate programs
and providing funding to subsidize travel to conferences and symposiums. The GSA represents
the diverse graduate student community by serving on numerous University wide committees
and councils including the University Council and the Graduate Council. The GSA also
organizes social events both on and off campus to help graduate students develop social
and professional contacts across all of the University's colleges. Together, we maintain
UT as a first rate institution for graduate education, across all fields of study
working to improve the human condition.
Time Management for Graduate Students
Barbaranne Benjamin, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for College of Health Sciences
and College of Social Justice and Human Service
This presentation will discuss some of the most typical issues affecting productivity,
including procrastination, motivation and perfectionism; the way that academic workplaces
are structured and how this frequently contributes to productivity-related problems;
and practical strategies for meeting goals.
Susan Pocotte, PhD. Associate Professor & Assoc. Dean, Academic Affairs, College of
The assurance of integrity in graduate education and research is of paramount concern.
Academic and scholarly activity at the graduate level takes many forms at the University
of Toledo, including, but not limited to, classroom activity, laboratory or field
experience, and artistic expression. The Graduate College at the University of Toledo
upholds the highest ethical standards in its teaching, research, and service missions.
Dominic D’Emilio, Director of College Technology, Client Services, and Application
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the IT website, focusing on essentials
like, "How to activate your account?", "How to access your email?", "How to access
your files remotely?", and "How to request help from IT?"
Student Health Insurance
Tonya Tressler, Insurance Management Representative
Many students do not recognize the value of a good insurance plan because the majority
of students are young, healthy, and living on a very tight budget. However, unforeseen
health care expenses can easily disrupt a student’s college career. This presentation
will provide information on the University’s health insurance policy which also includes
the waiver criteria.
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