Directors and
Coordinators
of Graduate
Studies
October 3, 2013
I.
Introductions
II.
Updates
III.
Discussion
a.
b.
TA Training
Professional Doctorates—
Dissertations
AGENDA
Introductions
New Graduate School Staff
•
Shama Akhtar, Senior Research Analyst
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Anna De Cheke Qualls, Senior Advisor, Hobsons
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Brian Gharala, IT Advisor
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Nikkie Kyhse-Andersen, International Intern
•
Katherine McAdams, Ombuds Officer for Graduate Students
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Ana Perez, Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Diversity
Evolving Map of Graduate School
Graduate Council
DEAN
Board of Visitors
CADGE
Administrative Assistant
GAAC
Special Advisors
Office of Graduate
Education & Learning
Office of Graduate Student
Success
Ombuds Officer
Office of Fellowships and
Awards
Academic Standards and
Policies Officer
Office of International
Initiatives
Graduate Diversity
Advisory Committee
Assistant Dean & Chief
of Staff
Office of Diversity and
Inclusion
Communications Officer
Office of External Relations
Finance and Administration
Senior Research Analyst
Graduate & Professional
Admissions
Graduate Student/Faculty
Academic Services
Graduate Information and
Systems
PCC Committee
Updates
Graduate Degrees – Spring 2013
450
12
400
350
48
300
250
200
399
3
150
42
57
100
33
2
50
0
33
15
46
103
65
1
151
115
76
301
73
107
17
Masters
4
3
Doctoral
10
25
Fall Applicants, Admission, Enrollments
Fall 2012
Fall 2013
Fa12 - Fa13
% Change
11,169
10,480
-6%
Masters
5,550
5,310
-4%
Doctoral
5,102
4,642
-9%
International
11,554
12,119
5%
Masters
6,486
7,468
15%
Doctoral
5,001
4,592
-8%
3,175
3,372
6%
Masters
2,026
2,263
12%
Doctoral
717
682
-5%
International
1,570
1,796
14%
Masters
1,206
1,370
14%
Doctoral
310
387
25%
2,249
2,210
-2%
Masters
1,399
1,430
2%
Doctoral
496
436
-12%
International
1,167
1,125
-4%
Masters
855
803
-6%
Doctoral
261
284
9%
Applicants
Domestic
Applied
Domestic
Admitted
Domestic
Enrolled (new)
Hobsons Apply Yourself

Implementation in March 2014

Application Development Underway
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o
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Development of collateral pieces
o
o
o

Create one application
Implement AppReview Module
Application requirements matrix
Application instructions
Communication and reporting
DGS/CGS roles
Fellowships and Awards
10 Flagship Fellowships
4 colleges, 9 departments
6 McNair Fellowships
4 colleges, 5 departments
41 Summer Research Fellowships
8 colleges, 32 departments
4 Kulkarni Summer Research
2 colleges, 3 departments
49 Wylie Dissertation Fellowships
7 colleges, 40 departments
11 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowships
5 colleges, 11 departments
16 All-S.T.A.R. Fellowships
12 colleges, 16 departments
5 International Graduate Research (IGRF)
4 colleges, 4 departments
4 Other Fellowships and Awards
3 colleges, 4 departments
Diversity Initiatives
•
Preparing URM Students at Universities at Shady Grove for
Graduate Studies
•
Dissertation House in Winter and Summer Sessions
•
Conference on Fisher v. U of Texas at Austin (April 10, 2014)
International Initiatives
•
UMD/U of Tübingen Joint International Project in Neuroscience, Cognitive
Science, and Bioscience
•
UMD/U College Cork Joint Graduate Seminar and Research Project on
Frederick Douglass
•
International Graduate Research Fellowships with universities in Israel, South
Africa, China, Korea, Japan
Fundraising and External Relations
•
Fundraising for GS Fellowships and Awards Programs: 50 prospects, 25 inperson visits, $380k in gifts (AY 12-13)
•
Presentation on graduate fellowships at Board of Trustees and Inaugural
Graduate School Alumni Award at Awards Gala (October 2013)
•
GS Office for External Relations: current staff, Communications Director,
part-time full-time Development Officer (AY 13-14)
•
Planning incentive programs for collegiate fund raising for graduate student
support
•
Planning alumni meetings in California, Latin America, Taiwan
External Grant Funding
•
•
PROMISE: AGEP Maryland Transformation
o
NSF AGEP Award (Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate)
o
$1.75M total, $733 to UMD
o
Increase number of URM doctoral graduates entering professoriate in STEM fields
o
Recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement programs available to students across USM
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
o
Consortium of 25 research universities
o
NSF Grant for 3 years at $53,000/year
o
Connect UM STEM learning communities that seek to prepare future faculty
o
Programs targeted toward post-doctoral fellows and international graduate students
Office for Graduate Teaching and Learning
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•
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Double focus
o
Graduate teaching and learning
o
TA teaching of undergraduates
Pyramidal Structure
o
Graduate School: coordination, campus programming, training trainers, resources, incentives.
o
Colleges and Programs: development of programs and initiatives appropriate to disciplines.
Current Initiatives
o
Graduate Student Writing
o
Graduate Outcomes Assessment
o
Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate Inventory
Planned Initiatives
o
TA Training
o
Financial literacy
o
Professional preparation
Coffee Break
Discussion
•
TA Training
•
Professional Doctorates—
Dissertations
TA Training
•
Form and charge GC Task Force on TA Training
•
Create pyramidal structure for TA Training: GS, colleges, programs
•
Research best practices and make recommendations
Professional Doctorates—Dissertations
•
Form and charge GC Task Force on Professional Doctorates
•
Consult experts at UMD and elsewhere
•
Research best practices and make recommendations
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