Rausser College of Natural Resources Commencement (Monday, May 13, 2024)
If you need regalia, please respond by March 15, 2024 to the email sent on January 29, 2024.
Admissions Timeline for Academic Year 24-25
Admissions applications for Fall 24 opened September 15, 2023, and closed December 4, 2023.
To request access to the admissions system (SLATE) please contact the GSAO, email@example.com
Faculty application review process in SLATE
Graduate Student Research Hiring Timelines & Request Form
23-24 ESPM GSR Request Form from the BEST Region. The GSR request date will impact on-time pay. Please request at least 45 days in advance of the start date.
If you are rehiring a GSR, please use the current position number for their role. If you are making a new hire, and do not know the position number, please enter "0" on the line, an HR generalist will then fill this position in.
Fall GSR Hiring Period
Early July- all GSRs should be entered to avoid pay delays
Spring GSR Hiring Period
October - (prior to the spring semester) GSR request form is sent to faculty with a deadline (see above)
November 1 - Faculty completes requests; GSAO and RA authorize entry for HR processing
Hire a GSR for Summer: June and July
(See RA for funding information or links below for salary and fee remission information)
GSR pay rates
Post April 1, 2023, GSR Salaries
Post October 1, 2023, GSR Salaries
Graduate Teaching Assistant Hiring & Application System
Fall TA Hiring
End of Sept- Early Oct- Application opens (7 days)
Mid Oct- Application Closes and open to Faculty for ranking (10 days)
End Oct- Application closes to faculty and matching begins
Early Nov- Offers go out
Nov/Dec- Hiring is finalized
Spring & Summer TA Hiring
End of Feb- Early March- Application opens to students (7 days)
Mid-March- Application Closes and open to Faculty for ranking (10 days)
End of March- Application closes to faculty
Early April- Offers go out
April/May- Hiring is finalized
Outstanding TA nomination
Nominations for Outstanding TA are due in early March 2024.
Scheduling a Course
To schedule an undergraduate course (ESPM 1-199), please email Temple Byers, ESPM Undergraduate Scheduler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule a graduate course (ESPM 200 and above), please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Course number (Ex. ESPM 222)
- Day/Times (Ex. Mon/Wed 11am-11 am)
- Enrollment cap (Ex. 22 students max)
- Room preference (Ex. Wellman 306)
Student Stipends and Tuition Payments
To request a student support award for a student and/or pay for tuition/fees, please email the GSAO and cc your Research Administrator the following information:
- Student Name
- Student ID or email address
- Amount to be paid
See Tuition and Fee Schedule (fees are updated in late summer)
If you need to make changes to your profile found on the ESPM website, scroll down to Login and make edits. If you are unable to modify certain information please contact Lizbeth Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BEST Region
The Biological, Environmental, Science & Technology (BEST) region supports the Rausser College of Natural Resources with services in the areas of:
- Human Resources
- Academic Personnel Support
- Research Administrator, Contracts and Grants
- Purchasing and Reimbursements
To find your appropriate Research Administrator use the search tool at https://phoebe.rac.berkeley.edu/
Hire a Post Doc or Staff Title
Please submit a request via Service Now to hire Postdocs and any staff titles. Our HR Generalist, Erin Jones ( email@example.com) can assist. You can also escalate matters to the BEST Region HR Manager, Linda Marmolejo (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Deborah Howard BEST Region Contract and Grant Supervisor.
If you are interested in hiring a student assistant (hourly), please contact Erin Jones.
Services for Student Care
Berkeley PATH to Care Center
The PATH to Care Center leads the efforts to transform our campus into a community that is free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking through prevention, advocacy, training and healing.
The Gold Folder
The purpose of the gold folder is to help recognize potential symptoms of distress and identify appropriate campus resources to refer students to. Please review: ucb_goldfolder.pdf
Career Center Resources for Faculty
Find out about resources available through the Berkeley Career Center to undergraduate and graduate students. Internship programs, PhD Externship opportunities, career fairs, job advertisements, and more.
Teaching Assignment Policy
As of December 2023, ESPM faculty voted on and passed a standard teaching policy. Please review the policy here.
If you have questions about the policy, direct them to the Vice Chair of Instruction and/or the Department Chair.
Teaching Resources for Faculty
The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty to inspire, enrich, and innovate Berkeley’s collective practice and pursuit of teaching excellence.
Graduate Division Updates
For tips, tools, and news from Graduate Division, please sign up for email updates.
Faculty, at least twice a month are required to review their CalCentral Pending Petitions forms to verify that they have completed all pending exceptions and petitions. Please reference the SIS job aids found at https://sis.berkeley.edu/instructors-0 for assistance.
Shipping with FedEx or UPS
To ship things via FedEx/UPS and directly charge to a chart string, please work with your Research Administrator, they will be able to set up a FedEx/UPS account for you. To ship a large box through campus mail with a barcode, (please remember no hazmat or bio materials), it is best to drop it off at 54 Mulford.
To request additional information be added, please contact Nicole Lowy, email@example.com.
Faculty Salary Research Exchange Program (FSREP) and the Cooperative Extension Specialist Salary Research Exchange Program (CESSREP) : see related file on left side resources.