Program and Departmental Graduate Handbooks

DOGS Checklist for Graduate Handbooks v2.0

Use the following document to develop and check your department handbook. Essential items are listed first, and there is an extended list of supplementary items following.

Checklist for Graduate Handbooks v2.0

Family Leave and Dismissal Policies

Following the direction of President Pershing, departments are expected to produce their own policy language for graduate student family leave and dismissal. Below you will find some examples of these policies across University of Utah departments to help guide you in creating your own policies.

Parental Leave Graduate Student Policy Options

Parental Leave Policies

Dismissal Policies

Student Code

University Policy 6-309 – Academic Staff, Educational Trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows and Medical House Staff (D. Orderly Dismissal)

Family Leave Policies at Other Institutions

You may also want to look at the following reference materials which speak to different aspects of the issue. You can see there was a big push for this nationwide several years ago; we are definitely in the minority.

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