Faculty and Staff
Oregon State University has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. As the state's Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant institution, OSU offers graduate programs in scientific, technological, agricultural, professional, and liberal arts fields.
The graduate faculty is selected from the University faculty on the basis of academic training, experience, demonstrated potential for creative work and scholarly research, and evidence of the ability and competency essential to directing and supervising graduate students in their pursuit of advanced knowledge.
- Nomination to Graduate Faculty Form (PDF)
- Graduate Faculty Membership
- Graduate Council Representative Guidelines
The Graduate Council has jurisdiction over the policies, procedures and requirements of graduate education.
Graduate Areas of Concentration
A graduate area of concentration is defined as a subdivision of a major or minor in which a strong graduate program is available. Areas of concentration may be referenced on the student's program of study, but they are not listed on the student's transcript. Areas of concentration are identified initially within the Category I proposal that establishes the graduate major or in the Category II proposal that establishes the graduate minor. Areas of concentration are listed in the OSU Catalog. Instructions for revising, adding, and deleting areas of concentration are available on the OSU Curricular Procedures and Policies web page.
Faculty Mentoring of Graduate Students
Learn about Mentoring at Oregon State University, including the essential elements of mentoring, training modules and links to additional resources.
Graduate Assessment at Oregon State University
Program review and evaluation starts with the initiation of new graduate degrees and involves several other steps. Access Graduate Program Review Guidelines and information about new graduate assessment responsibilities, including identification of graduate learning outcomes and program-specific plans for assessing outcomes.
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
The Graduate School's Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award was established to recognize and encourage outstanding mentoring of graduate students by OSU Graduate Faculty Members.
Avoiding and Reporting Academic Dishonesty
Information on avoiding and reporting academic dishonesty is available on the web pages of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Note that separate reporting forms are provided for graduate students and undergraduates.