2018 Graduate Education Summer Conference

Word cloud of learning objectives of participants

World cloud of learning objectives expressed by participants

A conversation about graduate education

Drawing on Virginia Tech Graduate School’s Transformative Graduate Education (TGE) initiative and the award-winning Graduate Life Center as a backdrop and model, attendees joined the conversation about the places, spaces, services, and collaborations it takes to support the unique needs of graduate students and left inspired with a plan of action.

Topics included:

  • The role of the Graduate School/Graduate College
  • Partnerships and collaborations (student affairs, student organizations, academic affairs and more)
  • Services and programming for and with graduate students:
  • Spaces that support graduate community:
  • Timely issues:
    • Academic bullying
    • Mental health and resilience
    • Social media use
    • Holictic admissions

Conference materials

Target audience

  • Graduate school administrators (Deans, Associate Deans, Directors) and members of the  Council of Graduate Schools
  • Members of NASPA’s Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services knowledge community
  • Student Affairs professionals engaged in various aspects of graduate student services
  • ACUI members

Conference dates

  • June 12-14, 2018

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