- Policies and Guides (Graduate Handbook & TA Manual)
- Personnel Files & Academic Records
- Career Exploration & Job Market
- Other Useful UW Resources
2020-2021 Graduate Handbook (PDF) -- contains policies and procedures for the Department of Philosophy graduate program
Teaching Assistant Manual
2020-2021 TA Manual (PDF) -- provides guidelines for Philosophy graduate student Teaching Assistants
**For more teaching resources, see the Teaching Resources page
How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need: A Guide for Graduate Students - This guide gives students pointers on mentoring relationships with faculty
Graduate student personnel files and academic records are kept by the Graduate Program Advisor in the administrative offices in SAV 361. Access to personnel files is governed by Article 22 of the UW-UAW contract and access to academic records is governed by FERPA.
The UW Department of Philosophy Placement Committee organizes workshops, creates reference materials, and provides guidance on all aspects of preparing for and navigating the job market.
- Philosophy Academic Placement Resources (Canvas) -- A repository of information including archives of handouts from previous workshops, useful tips and job search guidelines, sample dossier material (CVs, cover letters, teaching dossiers), and other placement material. [For current and recently completed UW Department of Philosophy graduate students]
UW Career & Internship Center
The UW Career & Internship Center is a great resource for graduate students. They offer everything from workshops on CVs and cover letters to professionally appointed private rooms for Skype interviews. Two collections of resources are particularly useful for graduate students:
- DIY Resources -- Some self-guided career exploration and preparation tools
- Academic Careers -- A wealth of handouts and information on academic careers
- Beyond Academia -- Handouts and information about making the transition to a non-academic or alt-ac career
- LInkedIn Learning -- LInkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance skills.
Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.
Outside Career Resources
- ImaginePhD - a career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences
- APA Career Resources
- #Alt-Academy - Ebook (downloadable as PDF)
- Career Preparation Toolkit for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars (from UCLA)
- VersatilePhD - Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs
- National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) - NCFDD provides resources for students completing the PhD and going on the academic job market, through early career academic professional development. Resources include community forums, a dissertation boot camp, 14-day writing challenges, and a weekly newsletter.
The Graduate School
The Graduate School
Core Programs - Office of Graduate Student Affairs
MyGrad (Student View) - Graduate School portal used to request academic leave, schedule a doctoral general or final exam, submit a Master's degree request, and other actions throughout graduate school
Important Dates & Deadlines for Graduate Students - This page provides all dates and deadlines for the current academic year
Grading System for Graduate Students
Final Examination: Dissertation Defense
Research, Funding, and Professional Development
Individual Development Plan
Library Research Guide for Philosophy - Faye Christenberry, Philosophy Librarian
Social Science Research Centers (UW College of Arts & Sciences)
Simpson Center for Humanities - great source for fellowships and cross-disciplinary collaboration!
Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)
Subscribe to the GFIS Wordpress Blog to get email updates about graduate funding opportunities
Open Writing Circles (Odegaard Writing & Research Center)
Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)
International Student Services
FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)
Native Life & Tribal Relations
Student Veteran Life
Safety and Wellness
See the departmental Safety and Wellness resources page for information about departmental safety policies & procedures, as well as campus resources for physical and mental health & safety as well as security online.
Identity.UW - Update your UW Directory information, preferred name, and UWNetId recovery and two-factor authentication (2FA) settings
Labor Relations - TAs and RAs are represented by UAW Local 4121 - Contract
Compliance Services - Title IX and ADA Information and Resources
This Master List of UW Listservs provides the name and brief description of all of the listservs on campus. It is a great way to discover new groups and activities about which might be interested in receiving updates.