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Inaugural Rackham Faculty Symposium: What We’re Learning About Graduate Student Academic Life

Rackham is launching a new series of faculty conversations for advancing responsive research-based innovation in graduate education. Please join us for a lunch, symposium, and reception to discuss what is being learned about graduate student academic life and to share your ideas for strategic priorities to re-imagine the graduate academic experience as a cornerstone of excellence at the University of Michigan.
12:30 to 1:30
1:30 to 1:50
Developing Identity: Insights from the Longitudinal Michigan Doctoral Experience Study
John Gonzalez, Director of Institutional Research, Rackham Graduate School
Allyson Flaster, Research Fellow, Rackham Graduate School
1:50 to 2:00
Q&A and Discussion
2:00 to 2:30
Context Matters: Understanding Factors That Contribute to the Persistence and Success of Underrepresented Students Through Doctoral Study and Entry to the Professoriate
Tabbye Chavous, Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity • Professor of Education, School of Education • Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
2:30 to 2:40
Q&A and Discussion
2:40 to 3:00
3:00 to 3:15
Developing Research-Based Innovations and Practices to Improve the Graduate Academic Experience Through the Mcubed Framework
Valeria Bertacco, Associate Dean for Physical Sciences and Engineering, Rackham Graduate School • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
3:15 to 3:30
Q&A and Discussion
3:30 to 4:15
Focused Breakout Discussions, Report Outs, and Development of Action Suggestions
Mike Solomon, Dean, Rackham Graduate School • Vice President for Academic Affairs – Graduate Studies
4:15 to 5:00
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