Graduate Division invites grad students and postdocs to participate in survey

by Shawn Warner, Director of Professional Development
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:30 AM

The UCSB Graduate Division is committed to supporting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars during these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic. We greatly value your feedback on this SHORT SURVEY. It should take about 2-3 minutes to complete and your answers will be used by Graduate Division staff to respond to the ongoing needs of students and scholars. Please submit the survey by April 30.


Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is open and available for virtual appointments.

GSA COVID-19 Relief Grant

The GSA COVID-19 Relief Grant assists graduate students who are experiencing sudden financial hardship due to the novel coronavirus. Examples may include, but are not limited to, loss of employment, medical expenses, sudden necessary travel, and other COVID-19 related expenses. The amount of an award ranges between $100 and $1000 depending upon individual circumstances.

Online teaching support

If you haven't already, check out the comprehensive training site for instructors and TAs, called “Preparing to Teach Online,” available through GauchoSpace. The site has ideas, resources, links to UCSB-supported technologies, and opportunities to interact with each other and with us.

Remember that there are extensive resources to help on the redesigned Instructional Continuity site. This includes information about how to plan and teach your course, design your GauchoSpace site, and more. 

Watch this helpful tutorial from Daigengna Duoer, Lead TA in the Religious Studies Department. 

For updated memos on instructional support, teaching resources, and updates on undergraduate education, please see the regularly updated memos to campus from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.

Graduate Division's living FAQs

FAQs for graduate students on COVID-19 impacts
This FAQ outlines key info about health, housing, research, funding, graduate classes, academics, employment, online teaching, residency, maintaining productivity, Grad Slam, parking reimbursements, childcare reimbursements, commencement, student loans, basic needs resources, and library services.

FAQs on provision of campus services during spring 2020
This FAQ outlines key info about Graduate Division services, Student Affairs services, and other miscellaneous campus services. 

Neither of these documents are exhaustive, so please send suggestions for new FAQs.