Program of Study and Committee (POSC) Form

All graduate students are to submit the appropriate forms, including the Degree Planning Sheet (DPS) approved and signed by their selected major professor, other required POS documentation, and the online POSC Form in AccessPlus by the following deadlines in the appropriate semester according to your program level outlined below:

October 3, 2016—Fall 2016
February 27, 2017—Spring 2017

  • 2nd semester of coursework for MA program graduate assistants (GAs); non-GA MA students upon completion of 9 POS credit hours
  • 4th semester of coursework for MFA program graduate assistants (GAs); non-GA MFA students upon completion of 27 POS credit hours
  • 5th semester of coursework for PhD program graduate assistants (GAs); non-GA PhD students upon completion of 36 POS credit hours


Graduate Assistantship Applications for 2017-18 (current student requests for new appointments, reassignments, and extension)

(If you currently have a graduate assistantship with the English Department and have remaining semesters of eligibility according to your current Letter of Intent which ends May 15, 2017, you do not have to reapply.)

Deadline—February 15, 2017

Downloadable PDF document of application requirements


Experimental Course Proposals

Deadline for SPRING 2018 Proposed Course Offering—October 1, 2016
Deadline for FALL 2018 Proposed Course Offering—March 1, 2017

The Graduate Studies Committee reviews all proposals prior to submission to the LAS Curriculum Committee (LASCC) and the Graduate College Curriculum Committee (GCCC) for consideration.  We need this amount of lead time in order to get these through all approvals and into the Schedule of Classes for the appropriate semester.  The Experimental Course Proposal process is an electronic system called CIMX (

Please let Teresa Smiley, Graduate Program Staff Assistant, know you have completed a submission and the course number you are proposing (  If you have any questions about a course proposal, please contact the DOGE, John Levis,(; 294-7524).

Research and Teaching Excellence Award (REA/TEA) Nominations

All nomination and student documents are due by 12:00 midnight on the announced deadlines below.

SemesterResearch ExcellenceTeaching Excellence
Fall 2016October 24Nominations spring only
Spring 2017March 1March 1
Summer 2017April 21Nominations spring only

Downloadable PDF document of nominations



PhD Annual Reviews

All ALT and RPC doctoral students must complete Annual Reviews each year by the following deadlines according to the procedures and forms found at procedures and forms.

 Spring 2017
ALT April 7, 2017
RPCApril 30, 1027



PhD Portfolio Submission

All portfolios are due by 12:00 Noon on the announced deadlines below.

 Fall 2016Spring 2017
RPC (3rd sem)October 21February 17
ALT (4th sem)not applicable (N/A)1st submission / January 9
2nd submission / March 27
(if required)



RPC Examinations Committee

Submission Deadlines 2016-17

for Potential Comprehensive Written Examinations Questions

Deadlines are the first Monday of the following months (September, November, February, and April) unless the RPC Examinations Committee Chair announces otherwise:

  • September 6, 2016 (Tuesday because Monday is a Holiday)
  • November 7, 2016
  • February 6, 2017
  • April 3, 2017

If you have questions, please contact members of the 2016-17 RPC Examinations Committee.

Charles Kostelnick (
Geoff Sauer (
Maggie LaWare (
Ben Crosby (