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Innovative, inclusive, individualized Graduate Education

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Ready Information for Graduate Education provides information and resources for the fall 2020 semester. 

Transforming students, education, and lives.

"The traditional curriculum must become more inclusive, adaptive and individualized, with emphasis on integrative thinking and experiential learning." ~ Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw  

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Our Expectations for Graduate Education note the contributions graduate students, faculty, departments and programs, and the Graduate School are expected to make to foster and maintain a dynamic and productive academic environment in which students thrive as they pursue their degrees.

Bring Your Kids to School Day at the Graduate School with families and children, dean Karen DePauw and President Sands and Laura Sands.

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School of Public Information and Policy, SPIA, Virginia Tech National Capital Region, Alexandria, VA, graduate students, classroom, professor and students

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Student Support

Counseling, tutoring, Graduate Student Ombudsperson, and other services

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Graduate Life Center

The GLC provides spaces for classes, meetings, social gatherings, and housing. It also houses the Graduate School administrative offices. 

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Dean DePauw and Assistant Dean Shernita Lee issued a statement about inclusion and diversity and the graduate school's commitment to support all students.