In February 2019, the Educational Futures and Student Success Taskforce was formed and charged with “developing a vision and strategic plan for meeting the needs of the growing and diversifying student population in the state of Utah.” One of the six working groups was the Graduate Student Success Working Group.
As they put it, “Graduate students drive success in research funding, raise the University’s national profile, and in many cases play a critical role in undergraduate education. Ultimately this population fulfills state- and nation-wide employment demands.”
Recommendations of this working group included:
- Promote an exceptional graduate student learning experience by focusing on core values, mentorship, communication, inclusive and diverse training environments, and the needs of international students.
- Develop an integrated tracking system that empowers students to help manage their own progression and integrates with alumni tracking.
- Provide robust recruitment infrastructure via bridging programs, graduate scholarships, and collaborative recruiting efforts at large schools and internationally.
- Create a funding model, institutional incentives, and faculty/staff recognition that robustly support graduate level training.
Work of the Educational Futures and Student Success Taskforce was rolled into a strategic plan that you can follow here.
|Katie Ullman||Graduate School|
Working Group Members
|Stacy Ackerlind||Student Affairs|
|Robert Baldwin||Fine Arts|
|Sarah Hope Creem-Regehr
||Social & Behavioral Science|
|Araceli Frias||Graduate School Diversity Office|
|Bill Johnson||Mines & Earth Sciences|
|Chalimar Swain||International Student Services|
|Peter Trapa/Leslie Sieburth