Graduate Resources


Policies and Guides

Graduate Handbook

2023-2024 Graduate Handbook (PDF) -- contains policies and procedures for the Department of Philosophy graduate program

Teaching Assistant Manual

2023-2024 TA Manual (PDF) -- provides guidelines for Philosophy graduate student Teaching Assistants

**For more teaching resources, see the Teaching Resources page

Mentoring - How to Get What You Need

How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need: A Guide for Graduate Students - This guide gives students pointers on mentoring relationships with faculty

Grads Guiding Grads (G3) - This is a peer mentoring program set up by GPSS, in partnership with the Graduate School and the Counseling Center

Personnel Files & Academic Records

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.

Career Exploration & Job Market

Placement Committee

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

Other Useful UW Resources

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

Writing Support

Open Writing Circles (Odegaard Writing & Research Center)

Student Services

Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE)
International Student Services
FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)

Disability Resources
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.

Employee Resources

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


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