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Graduate Studies Training

The College of Graduate Studies offers the following training to assist graduate program directors and their staff. The training sessions review graduate policies and procedures, resources and services, as well as systems (PeopleSoft, Slate, GradInfo, etc.) available to you.

Please enroll in the training appropriate for your responsibilities as soon as possible. If you need help deciding what to take, contact one of the College of Graduate Studies staff listed below.

DocView access must be specifically requested by your department as annual usage fees are involved. To request a new DocView account, please visit

Registering for Courses

For online courses, register through Workday:

  • Log onto Workday ( using your NID and password.
  • Select “Learning” in the menu.
  • Select “Discover”.
  • Select “Browse Learning”.
  • Search via one of the four methods and enroll.


FERPA Training


Offered Online

This course is a prerequisite for College of Graduate Studies training.

Sign up on Workday by searching SR FERPA Training – Web or SR100W.

More information about FERPA can be found at

PeopleSoft Basics


Offered Online

This course is a prerequisite for College of Graduate Studies training.

Sign up on Workday by searching PS SA/HR Basic Navigation or  PSC001.

Admissions Training

The admissions training is hosted in our Slate Admissions Application. Please register here:

If the pre-scheduled training conflicts with your schedule, please contact Brandy Pieper ( for other options.

Academic Services, Progress, and Graduation Training


Sign up on Workday for the GRD001 Student Services and Graduation course.

Please email if you have questions about training opportunities.

Graduate Funding Training

Graduate Funding Training for Faculty and Staff (Webcourse)

Register here for the Webcourse. Once completed, email to request access to the Graduate Financial System. This system is used to send graduate assistantship offers and create graduate assistantship agreements.


Please email with questions.

Graduate Catalog Review

An Annual Process

To receive access to edit your Graduate Catalog, please contact Emily Stettner ( with your NID and the list of programs to which you need access.

Thesis and Dissertation Process

Faculty and staff can join the free, self-paced webcourse, “How to Help Grad Students: Thesis and Dissertation” to learn more about the thesis/dissertation process to help graduate students better.

This reference tool provides a timeline for thesis/dissertation completion, and information on communications, deadlines, reports, forms, the defense and format review processes, and more!

Join the course at:

Thesis and dissertation questions can also be sent to thesis/dissertation staff members, Wendy Cartier or Nathalia Bauer, at

Graduate Council Curriculum Committee

In the Fall and Spring semesters, this committee reviews and makes decisions on requests for new tracks, certificates, courses, and special topics, and requests for modifications or deletions to any of these programs.

Please refer for more information.