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Graduate Directors’ Meetings

Memorial Hall

October 2020 Townhall

October 16, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

 

Agenda Items

  1. Introductions
  2. Long-term vision for graduate education and moving to a strategic plan
  3. Essential dates for the upcoming academic year
  4. Fall enrollment data
  5. Student life/best practices/connecting with our graduate students/peer mentoring
  6. EAB marketing campaign briefing and update
  7. Fee waivers and recruiting events
  8. Open discussion

August 2020 Meeting

August 20, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Agenda Items

  1. Graduate Forum response
  2. Fall 2020 Updates (Orientation, Fee Waivers, ID Cards)
  3. Testing and Return to Campus Guidance
  4. International Graduate Student Updates (Visas, Travel, Living Abroad
    and Physical Presence Requirements)
  5. Waiving the GRE

JULY 2020 Meeting

July 17, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 

Agenda Items

  1. Overview and updates
  2. International Students
    • Updates on stipends and tuition for students studying outside the US
  3. Orientation plans for first-year students
  4. Professional development and mental health opportunities in the coming academic year
  5. Holistic admissions
    • Rethinking the role of the GRE
    • New prompts for essays and letters of recommendations
    • Planning for the next recruiting cycle

2020 END OF YEAR MEETING AGENDA

June 4, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Agenda Items

  1. Planning for Fall Semester
    • Planning Classes for Fall 2020
    • 3/2-A/B scheduling (details TBD)
    • Hybrid vs Online
    • Even Hybrid Courses will be Online
    • Incoming Students
    • Orientation
    • International Students
    • Online Option for New International Students
    • Online Option for International Students with Visas
    • Continuing Students with Stipends, Living Abroad
    • International Students – Looking Ahead
    • Continuing Students
    • Delayed time to degree completion
    • Grad College Newsletter
  2. Survey Results
    • Survey #1
    • Survey #1 Open Response – Concerns
    • Survey #1 Open Response – Positives
    • Survey #2
    • Survey #2 Reasons for Delay
    • Survey #3
    • Survey #3 Open Response
    • Survey #4
  3. Social Justice
  4. Questions and Concerns

MAY 2020 AGENDA

May 5, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Agenda Items

  1. Current Students
    • Graduate College News Letter
    • Graduate Student Survey 1 Results
    • Mentoring Resources
    • Supporting Students in the Summer
    • Support for Students with Delayed Graduation
    • Career Support for Graduate Students
  2. Incoming Students
    • General Advice
    • Guidance for International Admits
    • English Proficiency Tests
  3. Words for Nerds event Announcement
  4. Questions and Concerns
    • Answers to some FAQs

DECEMBER 2019 AGENDA

December 9, 2019
Trabant University Center • Multi-Purpose Room C
9:00 – 10:30 am

 

Agenda Items

  1. Graduate College Fellowships and Awards
    • New criteria
    • Writing successful nominations
  2. Diversity recruiting
    • Access to students names from National Name Exchange, recruiting conferences, etc.
    • Outreach plan and program role
  3. Holistic admissions
  4. Announcements
    • Bridge funding
    • Undergraduate summer research programs
    • Travel Awards

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