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Orgs organizational responsibilities


ORGS consists of:

  1. Dean’s Office,
  2. Office of Research Development,
  3. Graduate Support Center,
  4. Theses, Dissertations, and Doctoral Projects. 

Dean’s Office

This office is responsible for the oversight of admissions, progression, and graduation policies of graduate and professional programs. It is also responsible for the promotion and support of scholarship and creative activity throughout the institution including: expanding systems of recognition and support for research and scholarship; increasing the opportunities for collaboration and mentored research; increasing the numbers of faculty actively engaged in externally funded research; and increasing faculty scholarship related to Catholic identity and the UIW tenants. The Dean’s Office administers internal institutional funding competition and provides consulting services and professional development opportunities to the UIW community. The Dean’s Office is also responsible for supporting the UIW Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (HSIRB) and ensuring institutional compliance to external parties.

Office of Research Development

This office supports services to UIW's research community, including ensuring compliance with reporting requirements, collaboration with university departments in providing administrative oversight, and tracking progress of extramural research projects; assisting in pre- and post-award grant management activities; supporting researchers with the development and analysis of statistical data; designing and delivering training workshops related to the research process; disseminating funding opportunities and current information on sponsor requirements, federal policies, and national best-practices; and assisting in the organization of quality circle reviews for extramural funding proposals.

Graduate Support Center

This office was established through a federal grant under the Department of Education’s Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) program. The GSC’s staff directs a variety of activities geared towards increasing student and faculty engagement, enhancing academic performance, positively impacting persistence to graduation, and providing opportunities for career development. The GSC seeks to build a culture of academic and professional development through high impact programming that inspires graduate students to become servant leaders who enrich the lives of individuals and organizations. 

Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations

This office supports post-baccalaureate UIW students in their task of creating accurate and ready-to-publish manuscripts. Such support includes providing instructional materials about writing, formatting and publishing to students and their faculty mentors in a variety of formats and delivery methods; format review of all student work submitted for publication; research, development, and creation of more efficient and effective publication and presentation processes; and assisting in the development of other viable and relevant publication resources. This office also supports recordkeeping of graduate curriculum materials and policies, updates and publishes the Graduate Bulletin, and maintains current advisory information for all post-baccalaureate UIW students