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Inaugural Graduate and Professional Education Assembly


Date: 11/02/2010

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater Twin Cities,Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free


Graduate education at the University of Minnesota is among the most comprehensive in the nation, with many highly ranked programs. But the U is looking to the future in a rapidly changing world. Last year, the University began a historic restructuring effort designed to enhance the student experience, streamline processes, improve overall quality, and remain competitive. One new group created through the process is the Graduate and Professional Education Assembly, designed to create a climate for University-wide collaboration and networking across diverse disciplines and to advance a broad conversation about the development of graduate and professional education across the institution. The inaugural assembly will be addressed by Princeton graduate dean William Russel, chair of the national Commission on the Future of Graduate Education—a group of 18 university and industry leaders and scholars. In April, the commission published "The Path Forward" ( http://www.fgereport.org ) to urge universities, employers, and policymakers to address areas of vulnerability. Priorities for universities include attention to recruitment, identifying and eliminating barriers to completion, opening nonacademic career pathways, preparing future faculty, and providing a professional development component at the doctoral level. Russel will bring the commission's national perspective to engage faculty, students, and staff and open a broader dialogue on Minnesota's path forward for graduate education.




Reservation Information:

Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required. Register now at http://www.grad.umn.edu/assembly/rsvp/default.aspx .

More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/assembly/index.html

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Toby Greenwald, green030@umn.edu or 612-625-2809.

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