“Graduate Studies News” at Trinity College Has Moved!

Graduate Studies News at Trinity College has moved permanently to the Trinity College server. It can now be found at http://commons.trincoll.edu/graduatestudies/.

No new articles or announcements will be posted here. If you have subscribed to this site via RSS or email, you will need to visit the new site and subscribe once again. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but this move is intended to improve service to all visitors.

Thank you for your patronage and interest, and we hope you will continue to follow us at the new site.

William Barnett
Director of Graduate Studies


Important Registration Information for Trinity College Graduate Students

Spring at Trinity College

Continuing graduate students at Trinity College should heed the following information:

  • Registration for the first summer session 2012 and for fall 2012 begins on Monday, 4/23/12.
  • Registration for the first summer session concludes on May 30 (day classes begin).
  • The official schedule of graduate courses for 2012-13 is now available online.
  • Continuing matriculated students who register for fall courses in advance can now arrange a payment plan.
  • Continuing matriculated students may now register online; online payment of tuition and fees is also available. Students may not register online for master’s theses (requires approval forms available from Graduate Studies Office.
  • Tuition for 2012-13 for 1 credit (= one course) is $2,180 (not including registration or other fees).

For more information about all of the above, click on the embedded hyperlinks. Questions about registration can be addressed to the Office of Graduate Studies (860-297-2151) or the Registrar’s Office (860-297-2117).

Prof. Mel McCombie’s Fulbright Year in Egypt

Profs. Paul Lauter and Mel McCombie at the Sphinx

Profs. Paul Lauter and Mel McCombie at the Sphinx

Prof. Mel McCombie, Visiting Associate Professor of American Studies, has spent the past academic year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Cairo, Egypt. She has maintained a record of her adventures, including scuba diving(!), in her blog, Mel McCombie’s Fulbright in Egypt.

Recently, Prof. Paul Lauter, Allan K. Smith and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English and Program Director of the graduate program in American Studies at Trinity, visited Prof. McCombie and her husband. In her most recent post, Mel tells the story of that visit and includes stunning photos of their trip down the Nile to visit the Bent and Red Pyramids, the Great Pyramid at Cheops, and the Sphinx.

Prof. McCombie will return to Trinity during the fall term, 2012. In the meantime, check out her entire blog. The photos alone are worth it!

New Article on Graduate Studies at Trinity College

Richard Ring and Students at Trinity College

Prof. Richard Ring and Students in "Museum Exhibition" Class

The Trinity Reporter, the alumni/ae magazine for Trinity College, has just published a feature article by Mary Howard on Graduate Studies at Trinity. Check out the online version of “A Master’s Degree” here.

As always, feel free to comment.

Student Course Evaluations: Are They Worth It?


Toward the end of most undergraduate and some graduate courses, students complete evaluations of the course just taken. While the cycle grinds on, the controversy over these evaluations grinds on as a sort of undertone to the academic process. Some students take course evaluations seriously; others don’t. Some faculty find course evaluations helpful; others hate them. In general, the controversy over student course evaluations swirls around several issues: Read More…

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