The main Graduate School contact for course and workshop information is Coren O'Hara, Coordinator for Professional Development. Workshops address the five competencies that UNC Charlotte believes are vital for graduate student success: Communication, Leadership, Teaching and Instruction, Professional and Personal Responsibility, and Research and Scholarly Inquiry.
Center for Graduate Life
The Graduate School has partnered with Academic Affairs to develop the Center for Graduate Life (CGL), located in the Cone Center. The CGL works to create a stronger graduate community by promoting shared experiences, discourse and activities designed to support interdisciplinary learning. The CGL offers professional development, mentoring support, teaching assistant training, writing support and personal development programs, as well as a variety of service. The CGL is home to the Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs), graduate students that work with the Graduate School to provide peer mentorship and social programming designed to promote community among the graduate students. They are a significant resource for the graduate student community. GLF selection takes place each spring. To learn more about this initiative, visit the CGL website.
Graduate Teaching Resources
Graduate Student & Professional Government (GPSG)
GPSG is advised by Assistant Dean, Dr. Katherine Hall-Hertel. GPSG serves as the representative voice of the graduate students and provides advocacy and resources for graduate students including travel support.
Are you experiencing a complex problem or issue that seems too difficult to address? Are you not sure where to start? Consider talking to the Graduate Student Ombudsman. Discussions with the ombudsman are kept confidential, to the extent possible. Appointments can be arranged directly by contacting Dr. Bruce Taylor, Graduate Student Ombudsman.