November 7, 2012

Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge

This half-day forum, for graduate student services professionals, is intended to help cultivate connections across campus, to celebrate the hard work and professional dedication of these staff members, and to help them develop new contacts and skills to take back to their Schools, Departments and Centers.

The event featured keynote speaker Professor Eamonn Callan, Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Education and the 2012-13 Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies. The Forum program and presentation materials are provided below.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and networking
Continental breakfast provided
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote: Professor Eamonn Callan
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Education
2012-13 Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. BREAK


10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
   Student Affairs and Central Offices Panel

  • Joan Bisagno, Assistant Vice Provost & Director, Office of Accessible Education
  • Chris Golde, Associate Vice Provost, Vice Provost for Graduate Education
  • Ken Hsu, Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Graduate Life Office
  • John Pearson, Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Bechtel International Center
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. BREAK


11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Choose one session.
   Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes and Managing Your Basic GFS Reports
  • Janice Pang, Engineering
  • Dan King, Humanities & Sciences
  • Malini Doering, Education
  • Joanna Sun, Earth Sciences

This session will be geared toward newer GFS Users and/or will be a refresher of some GFS basics. The first half hour will focus on making changes in GFS (e.g., unapplied aid changes, changing salary and/or stipends). Presenters in the second half hour will give users a quick crash course in pulling and manipulating GFS reports.

Presentation Slides: Unapplied Aid and Other Updates (pdf)
Job Aid: Using GFS Unapplied Aid Report (pdf)
Using GFS/ReportMart1 for Quick Help (pdf)

  GFS Policy Interpretation and Implementation
  • Ann George, VPGE office
  • Kelly Wright, Payroll

This session will explore some of the more difficult situations where decisions about how to support students must be made. The focus will be in two general areas:
1) summer employment/enrollment (with guidance developed after the related discussion at last year's forum) and
2) distinguishing be tween employment and financial aid.

Presentation slides, Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should (pdf)
See also: Guidelines for Summer Quarter Employment and Enrollment

Updated on August 16, 2016 4:08 PM