Faculty & Staff Resources

Image of two individuals measuring the height of trees

The Curriculum Committee meets monthly during the academic year to facilitate the approval process for creating and modifying graduate courses.

The Graduate Board consists of members within the graduate community who meet monthly during the academic year to discuss policy, approve graduate programs and courses, and other items related to graduate education.

Graduate faculty are (1) extending the limits of current knowledge, (2) interpreting and reinterpreting the past and present experience of humankind, and (3) creating in these and other ways an intellectual climate in which both graduate and undergraduate scholarship may flourish. There are different levels of graduate faculty status which have specific requirements for academic preparation and achievements in terms of scholarship, graduate teaching, and public service.

Are you new to the grad coordinator role? Curious about the selection process or what you need to do for your graduate students? Look no further!

Graduate students completing a thesis must meet the Responsible Conduct of Research requirement through INT 601 or an equivalent course. The Office of Research Compliance has outlined a process for academic units seeking approval of alternate Responsible for Conduct of Research courses.

The Graduate School has a variety of useful forms and templates for faculty.

As a University of Maine System employee, one of the many benefits available is a tuition waiver for undergraduate, graduate, and English language courses for employees and dependents. Depending on the employees’ collective bargaining unit and employment status, the number of credits covered may range between 1 and 8 credits per semester for employees. Dependents of employees may receive a waiver for 25-60% of the total tuition costs in a UMS program depending on the nature of the employee’s appointment. For the full details, navigate to the UMS Tuition Waiver Benefit information

In addition to tuition support, the Graduate Student Government (GSG) offers competitive grants for individual graduate students for degree-related costs and for traveling to present research or creative work. As a result, employees undertaking graduate degree work can benefit from the grant opportunities as well. 
To apply for a graduate program, navigate to umaine.edu/graduate/apply and create an account for the online application portal. At this time, employees are not issued an application fee waiver, please refer to our FAQ website for eligible fee waivers. The available graduate programs offered at UMaine can be found on our website here, however, the University of Maine System does offer other graduate programs through many of the other UMS campuses, a full list may be found here.

Forms for assisting the progression of graduate students through their program.

The Graduate School administers the following awards to graduate students through an annual nomination process.

  • Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship
  • Susan J Hunter Teaching Assistantship
  • Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship
  • Altantic Provinces Graduate Tuition Scholarship
  • Trustee Tuition Scholarship
  • Thurgood Marshall Tuition Scholarship
  • Shared Teaching Assistantships