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(248) 370-2700
Fax: (248) 370-3226
gradstudy@oakland.edu

Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To enhance services, the office will be open Wednesday evenings until 6:30 pm during the Winter 2016 semester.

Dean
Claudia Petrescu
Ph.D.

Executive Director
Claire Rammel

About Graduate Study

About Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning
MISSION
Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning is dedicated to academic excellence in graduate education at Oakland University and advocates for support for graduate programs and graduate students. 

ROLE
As the administrative arm of Graduate Council, Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning has responsibility for ensuring the highest standards in student admission; for providing academic records management, academic standing and degree services for currently enrolled students; and for the authorship, maintenance and oversight of graduate policy and standards that promote high quality in educational programs and curricula.

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning works with faculty, academic departments, and the deans of the College and schools to recruit and develop a graduate student body across the disciplines and professional fields reflective of academic strength and the University’s commitment to diversity, and designs programs to support student achievement and success.

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning also partners with departments and University governance in program review, accreditation, registration, and evaluation efforts conducted locally and by external authorities, and thereby contributes to the ongoing campus-wide commitment to retention.

PROFILE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Commitment to Quality
Graduate Council – Academic Policies and Procedures
Graduate Program and Curriculum
Course Catalog and Development
Graduate Academic Program Review
Graduate Student Progress, Retention and Degree Completion
Graduate Academic Faculty and Program Services

Graduate Recruitment and Admission
Prospective Graduate Students
Graduate Recruitment
Graduate Admission Services
Graduate Guest Services

Graduate Student Progress
Graduate Readmission & Program Transfer
Plan of Study
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Petition of Exception
Graduate Assistants & Fellowships
Leave of Absence
Academic Standing, Probation and Dismissal

Graduation
Dissertation and Thesis Service
Manage the application to graduate
Approve Final Graduate Degree Audits

DEAN OF GRADUATE EDUCATION

Claudia Petrescu 

Claudia Petrescu Ph.D.

The dean provides academic leadership and vision in the advancement of graduate education through the integrated process of strategic planning within Academic Affairs.

Dr. Petrescu serves as the administrative leader reporting to the provost and president on the expansion of graduate academic programs; provides support and direction in academic planning initiatives, while monitoring the quality of graduate programs in a manner consistent with the University mission.

The dean reports directly to the provost and is responsible for overseeing Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning. Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning is responsible for ensuring the highest standards, quality and integrity for graduate education at Oakland University.

Dean Petrescu joined Oakland University in August 2015. She received her doctorate in Public Administration from University of Pittsburgh and graduate degrees from Duquesne University, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), and the National School of Public Administration and International Relations  (Romania). Prior to joining Oakland University, Dr. Petrescu served at Eastern Michigan University in several administrative roles including director of EMU's  National Leadership Alliance program, faculty associate for policies and procedures for the Graduate School, and assistant to the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences for strategic planning. Her research focuses on nonprofit management. Dr. Petrescu holds the rank of professor in the Department of Political Science.


Staff Directory

GRADUATE STUDY AND LIFELONG LEARNING
SERVICE RESOURCE DIRECTORY 


GRADUATE EDUCATION
Claudia Petrescucpetrescu@oakland.edux3169
Dean of Graduate Education  
   
Tina Tuckertinatucker@oakland.edux4189
Support for Dean of Graduate Education  
Support for Graduate Council   


GRADUATE ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION
Claire Rammel rammel@oakland.edu x3159
Graduate Council  
Policy                              
Compliance  
Curriculum  
New Programs and Program Modifications  
Off Campus Site Locations  
Distance Program Delivery  
Appeals  
Academic Dismissals  
Program Review  
Budget   
Petition of Exception - Doctoral  
   
Lynette Folkenfolken@oakland.edux3159
Banner Catalog  
Acalog (online catalog)  
Course Action Forms  
Special Credit Offering Forms  
 

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACADEMIC SERVICE
                            
Evonne Mitchellmitchel3@oakland.edu x4052
KCP Scholarships  
Faculty Mentor Award  
Outstanding Dissertation and Thesis Award  
   
Esther McCoyemccoy@oakland.edux2962
Graduate Assistantship payroll processing 
Thesis/Dissertation format and submission 
   
Michelle Smithmcsmith@oakland.edux4048
Graduate Assistantship tuition processing 


GRADUATE STUDY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
Lateacha Carr          Delia Redwine Sharon Truxton 
248-370-2700248-370-2700248-370-2700
Service Representatives provide general information and resource guidance to future students, current students, faculty, staff and administrators. Questions requiring more specific responses are directed to the appropriate contact person. 
Future Graduate Studentsgradinfo@oakland.edu  
Graduate Applicantsgradadm@oakland.edu  
Enrolled Graduate Studentsgradstudy@oakland.edu  


GRADUATE ADMISSION SERVICES
            Lynn Coughlin                coughlin@oakland.edu x2653
Admissions Coordinator: application requirements, processing and reporting
   
Dawn Dotsondotson@oakland.edux2558
Applications for CAS, SBA, SHS, NRS
Admissions Services  
   
Truus VanderWijstvanderwi@oakland.edux4142
Applications for SEHS, SECS  
Admissions Services  
   
Kathryn Rowleykzrowley@oakland.edux4058
Admission decision review  
Support services for newly admitted students 
Petition of Exception - Master's, Readmission and Program transfers


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
           Danielle Booker                drbooker@oakland.edu x3466
International Applications for admission  
International student services  


GRADUATION SERVICES
               Nidhi Khattree               nkhattre@oakland.edu x2569
Doctoral student degree audits  
PhD student progress and candidacy  
PhD milestone submission 
Doctoral Plans of Study  
CAPP/Degree Works - degree audit program 
       Waiver/Substitutions, transfer credits and time extensions
   
Barbara Janssenjanssen@oakland.edux4156
Master's student degree audits  
Master's Plans of Student  
Degree audit communications for PhD/Master's  
Waiver/Substitutions, transfer credits and time extensions 
 

GRADUATE TECHNOLOGY AND WEB
              NingNing Zheng              nzheng@oakland.edu x2595
Enrollment information and analysis  
   
Svet Alichevsnaliche@oakland.edux4317
Communications Coordinator  
Webmaster  
Marketing  
Event Coordinator