Faculty & Staff

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The faculty's role as educators, scholars, and members of the Yale community is to advance Yale’s mission of creating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge through research and teaching. The Graduate School encourages faculty and students to work across fields of inquiry and think in innovative ways about existing and new areas of study, through its numerous combined and joint degrees, graduate certificates, and centers. Below are selected resources for faculty and staff to address their work with graduate students. 

Academic Resources

Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS)

The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) holds a crucial position in fostering a vibrant academic community and supporting the success of graduate students. The DGS provides academic guidance, program administration, recruitment and admissions oversight, student support, and policy development.

Teaching Resources

Faculty Handbook
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Teaching Fellow Program (TFP)

Learning to teach is an essential component of academic training and professional development.

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Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offers robust resources to support graduate student professional development, focused particularly on teaching and writing.

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Online Course Evaluation (OCE) Faculty Dashboard

At the end of each term, students in all Yale College courses with an enrollment of five or more participate in anonymous online end-of-term course evaluations which are collected through OCE.



The Graduate School offers a number certificate programs through which students can gain secondary competency in a related field while pursuing PhD. There are two types of certificates: academic program certificates and certificates in training.

Advising and Mentoring Resources

Advising and Mentoring Resources
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Sample Mentoring Agreement

Mentoring agreements (sometimes referred to as “compacts”) are common in the sciences as a tool to guide and define collaboration between faculty and students and/or postdocs in a lab setting.

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Mentoring Conversation Guide

A brief student guide to provide suggestions for structuring mentoring conversations to aid in students' academic and professional development.

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Cross Campus Mentoring & Network

Cross Campus is Yale's online networking, community-building, and mentoring program. It facilitates relationships between Yalies, both among alumni and between alumni and current students.

Registration Resources

University Registrar's Office (URO)
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Canvas is a learning management system that helps instructors organize and present their course content online, enabling them to create digital learning environments for their students.

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Yale Course Search (YCS)

Yale Course Search (YCS) is the university's online course catalog.

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Degree Audit

Degree Audit is a system for reviewing Yale student progress toward their degree.

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Course Proposal

Courses are proposed and offered by departments through a suite of online applications by CourseLeaf.

GSAS Embedded Mental Health Services

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GSAS Embedded Mental Health Services

Graduate Students have exclusive access to a variety of free mental health services and programming through the GSAS Embedded Mental Health program. The GSAS Embedded Mental Health office is located in the McDougal Graduate Student Center in Founders Hall.

Contact us

If you have questions about faculty related matters, please contact:

Jasmina Besirevic

Jasmina Besirevic Regan

Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate School & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Yale College