Prof. Alexandra Kondyli with Georgios Chrysikopoulos (Ph.D. student) and Vishal Kummetha (M.S. student)

Resources for Graduate Students

The Office of Graduate Studies provides information and resources to assist graduate students in successful completion of their degree. If you have questions or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us at graduate@ku.edu or call (785) 864-8040.

Building Access in Fall 2020

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff will use the CVKey symptom checker app this fall for entry into campus buildings. If you will be attending classes or working on campus during the fall semester, download the CVKey symptom checker at an Apple App Store or on Google Play. If you choose not to use the CVKey app, you will be required to print off and complete a paper health assessment form each day and carry it with you while on campus.

The CVKey app was built with privacy in mind. The self-assessment and health-related information is strictly confined to your mobile device. No personal health data is shared or stored outside the mobile device. The app cannot be used for other functions, such as location tracking or contact tracing.

GTA Flex and Online Teaching Program

The Center for Teaching Excellence has developed new resources to help GTAs prepare to deliver Fall classes. This is optional training that GTAs can elect to complete over the summer, with no expectation or requirement to do so.

The CTE’s GTA Flex and Online Teaching Program is a self-paced and individualized training course that uses online modules and an instructor guidebook. The course includes opportunities for discussion groups and consultations with CTE staff and Graduate Student Fellows.

The training is available from July 6 to August 17. KU will provide all participating GTAs with a $500 stipend to support their course design efforts. In order to qualify for the stipend, you must agree to provide CTE with a copy of your course design product upon the completion of your program. Please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence to learn more, or use the button below to go directly to the application. 

Link to CTE Training Course Application Form


Announcing the 2020 3MT Competiton

Want to compete to earn money for presenting your research? In 2020, KU willl once again participate in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which challenges graduate students to present a compelling speech about their research and its significance to non-academic audiences in just three minutes using only one presentation image. Currently, 3MT is held in over 600 universities across more than 65 countries worldwide. The top three finishers among KU graduate students will recieve monetary awards (up to $500), and the first-place winner is also invited to move on to the regional level of competition.

Applications are open September 14–September 25, 2020. Visit this webpage to learn more!


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COVID-19 Updates and Information

Find additional resources regarding online teaching & learning during the COVID-19 outbreak at REMOTE.KU.EDU.

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