Graduate White Paper
THE VALUE PROPOSITION
The University of Delaware has arrived at another major crossroads in its development as an R1.
Establishment of a graduate college would be a means of signaling more clearly to internal as well as external constituents the centrality of graduate and professional education to the institution’s mission and reputational identity.
Re-thinking the infrastructure supporting graduate and professional education (space, staff, programming) is also an opportunity to:
- promote academic excellence more effectively
- enhance student services and support
- leverage strategic cross-college collaborations on interdisciplinary program development and administration more effectively.
“We need to take our graduate and professional education programs to the next level.”
—President Dennis Assanis, University Faculty Senate, September 12, 2016
FALL 2017 OPEN MEETINGS
|October 16, 2017||Town Hall, 5-6 p.m. Gore 205|
|October 17, 2017||Town Hall, noon-1 p.m. Willard 116|
|November 30, 2017||Town Hall, 4-5 p.m. 305 Pearson Hall|
|November 30, 2017||Town Hall, 4-5 p.m. 203 Cannon Lab, Lewes via ITV|
|December 1, 2017||Town Hall, noon-1 p.m. 203 007 Willard Hall|
- UD CGS Report Cover Letter July 2017 DOWNLOAD >
- UD CGS Strategic Consultation Report July 2017 DOWNLOAD >
- UPDATE: 2017 Grad School Benchmark Study DOWNLOAD >
- DECEMBER 2016: UD Peer Institution Snapshot DOWNLOAD >
- 2016 Revitalizing Graduate Education DOWNLOAD >
- 2011 REPORT: External Review of Graduate Education and Administration at University of Delaware DOWNLOAD >
- 2011 REPORT: Office of Graduate and Professional Education Program Review DOWNLOAD >
- 2013 REPORT: On-line Task Force DOWNLOAD >
- 2012 REPORT: Online Education Task Force DOWNLOAD >
- 2014 REPORT: Delaware Will Shine — Graduate and Interdisciplinary Education DOWNLOAD >
- 2015 REPORT: The two types of master’s programs growing the fastest DOWNLOAD >
- REPORT: AAF Professional Masters Programs DOWNLOAD >
- 2004 REPORT: Organization and Administration of Graduate Education DOWNLOAD >
The University of Delaware is a major research university with extensive graduate programs that is also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. UD faculty are committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals. UD graduates are prepared to contribute to a global and diverse society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service.
Graduate education must be an institutional priority in the New American Research University as it is essential to preparing the most highly trained members of our society – our future leaders, innovators, teachers, professors, thinkers.
…Many AAU organizations organize their graduate studies under a separate college [or school], which may or may not itself be degree-granting, and most of these colleges are staffed at a significantly higher staff-to-student ratio than is [the Office of Graduate and Professional Education]. Moreover, the fact that a university has formally devoted a college, its highest-level organizational unit, solely to graduate education announces that graduate education is an institutional priority.
Graduate education at UD is highly decentralized, and most constituencies appear to regard the role of OGPE as one of solving problems and providing services, not one of leadership. This view is particularly strong among the Deans. This level of decentralization, and this view of graduate leadership, is not the norm at first tier institutions.
[We recommend giving] serious consideration to reorganizing OGPE as a “graduate school” under the leadership of a Graduate Dean. We believe this would be instrumental to UD’s achieving the goals for graduate and professional education set out in The Path to Prominence.
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education
Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English
Deputy Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Deputy Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Dean, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Assistant Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Director, School of Education, College of Education and Human Development
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Deputy Dean, College of Health Sciences
Interim Associate Deputy Provost
Institute for Global Studies
Office for International Students & Scholars
Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Faculty Fellow, Graduate & Professional Education
Associate Provost/Chief of Staff,
Office of the Provost
Associate Vice Provost Professional & Continuing Studies and Online Initiatives
Trevor A. Dawes
Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums
Deputy Director, Community Engagement
Professor of Theatre
Chief Budget Analyst
Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, Faculty Senate
Professor, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Associate Provost, Instructional Research & Effectiveness