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Faculty Resources & Tools

As a valued member of MCW’s graduate faculty, we are committed to providing you with a variety of resources and guidelines to support your teaching, research, advising and mentoring activities.

The Graduate Student Handbook (PDF), in conjunction with program specific guidelines as defined by each department, is the official record of program requirements, as well as all policies and procedures of the MCW Graduate School. We encourage all faculty members to become familiar with the contents of these publications.

Additionally, we have several resources to assist you with collaborating with other faculty members, serving as a mentor to your students and leveraging social media to build your network.


MCW’s Graduate Studies Council (GSC)

The members of the GSC consist of MCW’s Program Directors and Recruitment Directors from each of the Graduate School programs, the President and Vice President of the Graduate Student Association, the Dean of the Graduate School and other members appointed by the Dean. Membership terms are determined by the length of time the member(s) remain in the position they currently hold (i.e. as program or recruitment director, as President and Vice President of the GSA, etc.)

Term: Terms are determined by the length of time the member(s) remain in the position they currently hold i.e.: as program or recruitment director, as President and Vice President of the GSA, etc.

The Standing Committees of the Graduate School are defined in the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF).

Building Your Professional & Research Network

There are numerous ways for you to connect with your MCW colleagues, alumni, partners, and more. In fact, social media provides several great platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, to showcase your research focus, highlight your achievements and build your personal brand. In order to ensure that you are getting the most out of social media, we encourage you to do the following:
  • Make sure that your profile pages are complete and include a professional photo
  • Search for an connect with colleagues, former classmates, current and former students, partners, thought leaders and influencers
  • Maintain an active presence by continually sharing valuable content, trends and updates – generated by you and others
  • Research and join relevant groups and participate in group discussions
  • Set up regular discussions around original content (generated by you, your department, your colleagues within groups where other colleagues, students, partners and/or thought leaders congregate
  • Share content and updates relevant to your target audiences (colleagues, alumni, current and prospective students

Share News

Do you have any news and information that you wish to share with MCW? Maybe you or one of your colleagues or students received a new grant, have been recognized for an award, or achieved a major accomplishment. We’re always looking for news about MCW’s Graduate School to share. If you wish to submit information or an idea for a story, email us.

Faculty Bios & Research

As a member of the MCW Graduate School faculty, you are part of a renowned group, collaborating to train the next-generation of biomedical and health researchers and scientists. We encourage you to explore the profiles and areas of research focus of your fellow faculty members, and learn more about their experience and success.

Faculty Collaboration Database

MCW’s Faculty Collaboration Database was developed to foster collaboration between faculty members of MCW and our partner facilities, to support and enhance research advances, patient care needs, educational excellence and the business requirements of MCW. Whether you’re looking to start a conversation, explore a second opinion or find a partner to advance your research, the Faculty Collaboration Database is the place to start.

Faculty Tools

Course Credit Calculations

Graduate course credit is calculated according to the following mechanism:

Each 18 hours of lecture + exams = 1 credit hour

Each 36 hours of laboratory, conference, demonstrations, clinical conference, other course activities = 1 credit hour

90 outside (non-contact) credit hours = 1 credit hour

Proposals for new courses, new certificate programs, new programs or changes in title, content or credit hours must go through this process:

All proposals for new and altered graduate programs and courses must be prepared according to guidelines developed by the Graduate Studies Council and are available in the Graduate School office. These proposals are reviewed by the Graduate School Dean and, if complete, forwarded to the Curriculum and Programs Committee for evaluation. This evaluation concludes in a recommendation for approval, approval with changes, or disapproval. The Committee's recommendation is then discussed and acted upon by the Graduate Studies Council. Not infrequently, the course or program director is interviewed by the Council as part of the review process.

Outline for Standardized Course Syllabus
Role of the PhD Mentor
Role of the Master Degree Mentor