In late January 2020, the Graduate School convened a half-day, state-of-the-art program for Graduate Program Directors. The focus of this unique gathering was to highlight various components of the Graduate School’s then newly-designed strategic plan; develop partnerships throughout our large and complex university; and discuss pressing issues pertaining to graduate education and graduate student success.
Expanding upon this effort, on April 21, 2023, the Graduate School will hold a Graduate Program Directors Summit from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Marriott East Lansing, University Ballroom. Coffee and light refreshments will be available from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., followed by brief introductory remarks.
From 9 a.m. to noon, three main topics will be explored from multiple perspectives:
- mentoring graduate students
- the value of strategic assessments of graduate programs
- promoting inclusive excellence and DEI in graduate recruitment and retention efforts
To allow for adequate reflection and informal dialogues, there will be several breaks throughout the program, including a networking lunch.
Graduate program directors are strongly encouraged to attend the 2023 Graduate Program Directors Summit. It promises to be informative, engaging, interactive, and innovative. It will provide an ideal and dynamic forum for coming together to explore important aspects of graduate education.
A detailed agenda will be upcoming! Registration is required.