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MSPM: In the Know, May 5, 2015

2015 MSPM Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2015 award winners! Outstanding GWSB faculty and graduating students are honored each year at the GWSB Awards Ceremony. The award winners for 2015 are as follows:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Angelia Bowman

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Christine Wacaster

The award winners will be honored at an invitation-only ceremony on Thursday, May 14, and at the GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration on Friday, May 15. Congratulations Dr. Khamooshi, Angelia, and Chris!

PMIWDC & GW PMA Networking Event, May 13

Register to attend the PMIWDC and GW PMA Networking Event planned for next week at GWSB. Event will be held in Duques Hall, room 453 on May 13 from 6-8 pm. Anyone interested in project management is welcome! Share with your colleagues, friends, classmates, etc.

Seeking Graduate Ambassadors 2015-2016

Apply to serve as a Graduate Ambassador in 2015-2016 by June 1, 2015. Graduate Ambassadors are a group of current graduate students who serve as representatives of the GW graduate student experience. They plan events for current students and answer questions for prospective students.

MSPM: In the Know, March 17, 2015

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Fall Registration Opens Monday, 23 Mar
Registration for the fall 2015 semester opens on Monday, 23 Mar. Review the Schedule of Classes for course offerings. Have you confirmed your courses per the plan in DegreeMAP? If you are uncertain on which courses to register in, schedule an advisement session via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Information on the fall DNSC electives is available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. We will offer two 1.5 credit electives and one 3 credit elective in the fall, on campus and online sections available.
• Summer 2015 DNSC Electives
The MSPM program is not offering project management-specific electives in summer 2015, only core courses. The Department of Decision Sciences (DNSC), though, is offering several electives from their business analytics program that may be of interest:
  • DNSC 6290.10 Visualization for Analytics, 1.5 credits, on campus only, Dr. Grover (suneel@gwu.edu)
  • DNSC 6290.11 Business Process Analytics, 1.5 credits, on campus only (hope to offer online section), Dr. Jain (jain@gwu.edu)
  • DNSC 6290.20 Big Data, 1.5 credits, on campus only, instructor TBD
  • DNSC 6290.ON Social Network Analysis for Managers, 3 credits, online only, Dr. Kanungo (kanungo@gwu.edu)

Academic Probation
Although the terms of academic probation are outlined in detail during the new student orientation, a refresher mid-semester is always helpful. As always, if you have specific questions or concerns about your academic progress, schedule an advisement session with your advisor, that’s Cambria, to discuss in detail.

The University Bulletin provides details on the terms of academic probation at GWSB. A student whose GPA falls below 3.0 at any point after completing 9 credit hours will be placed on probation. You will receive a notice from the program when this occurs.

At the graduate level, students may earn grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, or F. Grades of A through C- are considered passing grades. A grade of F indicates a failure in the course. Students who receive a grade of F are required to present cause, for consideration by the program director, as to why continued study should be permitted. Grades of F remain a part of your permanent record and are calculated into your GPA.

MSPM: In the Know, January 14, 2015

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Access to Software
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2015 students, have access to DreamSpark where they can download key Microsoft software (Office excluded). Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (uses same password as bio books). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you run into any issues, contact Sami Nagi at sami@gwu.edu.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment to run Project.

Those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional free software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and through the Virtual Computer Lab. Your professors will tell you what software is required in each course.

• Religious Observances and Holidays
GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. We are currently in the first week of the spring 2015 semester.

Academic Probation and GPA Requirements
GW’s general requirements, including information on grades and computing GPA, appears under University Regulations in the Bulletin. Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the School of Business section in the Bulletin. Each student is required to be familiar with these requirements and regulations. If you have questions about your academic standing, schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.

MSPM: In the Know, December 23, 2013

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Reminder of Academic Probation & Suspension Policies
Update Contact Information
Summer 2014 Schedule Available

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Reminder of Academic Probation & Suspension Policies

As the fall semester ends, I’d like to remind everyone of the academic probation and suspension policies. Full details on the policies are available on the University Bulletin under the Scholarship Requirements section of the School of Business. Highlights are provided below:

  • If your GPA falls below 3.0 at any point after completing 9 credit hours, you will be placed on probation and a hold will be placed on your account.
  • Once on probation, the student will remain on probation for their next 12 credit hours or until graduation, whichever comes first. The GPA must be at or above a 3.0 at that time to continue in the program.
  • Incomplete grades are not allowed during probation.
  • Students who fail to earn a 3.0 or above at the end of their probation term will be suspended.
  • A student subject to probation for a second time at any point during the program will be suspended.
  • A student who receives a grade of F must present cause, for consideration by the program director, as to why continued study should be permitted.
  • If continued study is permitted, student must retake failed course and earn a B or higher. If a B or higher is not earned, the student will be denied further registration as a degree candidate.
  • A suspended student may apply for readmission to the program after the lapse of one semester. Readmitted students must then earn a 3.5 GPA in their next 12 credit hours.

Once all final grades are submitted for the fall 2013 term, I will reach out to those individuals who meet the probation or suspension criteria. Should you have any question on the matter, please schedule an advisement session with me at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Update Contact Information

Moved recently or started a new job? Have you updated your email address, phone number, and/or mailing address with GW? It is the responsibility of each student to maintain accurate contact information with the university. To review and/or update your contact information on record, log onto the GWeb Info Systems site and select Personal Information Menu. Students may also complete the Change of Address form available from the Office of the Registrar website. Return the form to the Office of the Registrar via email, fax, or mail.

Summer 2014 Schedule Available

The summer 2014 schedule is now available on the Schedule of Classes. To confirm your plan for the summer semester, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Details on the 1.5 credit elective, DNSC 6290 Project Governance, will be posted shortly.