Graduate School Newsletter October 2017 - Wayne State University
October 2017
New "toolkit" for holistic review in graduate admissions

New "toolkit" for holistic review in graduate admissions

Recent research on graduate student success has yielded important findings regarding graduate recruitment, admissions, retention, graduation, and job placement. In response to this research, the Graduate School convened a Holistic Admissions Committee to assist and advise in creating a "toolkit" for graduate admissions at Wayne State. The following guide is designed to support graduate programs in intentional and consistent review of applications, aligning with nationally recognized best practices.


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Dean Mathur shares her career story in the journal, Science

Dean Mathur shares her career story in the journal, Science

"'You've got to be f%*@ing stupid!!!' 'This is academic career suicide!' 'People will believe you didn't get tenure!' 'You want to be a housewife!' These are some of the more charitable comments I received from my colleagues and mentors some 20 years ago, when I decided to leave my job as a tenured professor to raise my twins."


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Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program

Get on the wait list for the SciPhD cv-to-resume workshop  

The SciPhD workshop on Nov. 3 is at capacity and closed to registrations and walk-ins. To reserve a spot for the winter session contact Dr. Heidi Kenaga at BEST@wayne.edu (date and time forthcoming).

Read the latest BEST blog posts  

Interviews by Lauren Tanabe, Ph.D. - Q&As with WSU doctoral candidates about their internship experiences and more.


 

Awards and Competitions


 

Student and Faculty Spotlight

Upcoming events

 

Oct. 18: Cider and Donuts with the Graduate School Oct. 18: Cider and Donuts with the Graduate School

 

Stop by the Graduate School tent outside UGL for free cider, donuts and popcorn! This is a great opportunity to meet Graduate School and Graduate Admissions staff to get information about applying to grad school, programs, funding and more. Please share with interested students.

RSVP

 

Doctoral student writing retreat

 

New for the 2017-2018 academic year: The WSU Graduate School is sponsoring a monthly writing retreat hosted by the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) exclusively for doctoral students. An invited speaker will give a brief presentation at noon on topics related to graduate school and academic life. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Details and sign-up under "Training, Seminars, Workshops" in Academica.

 


Professional development opportunities

Oct. 19: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Learning Community monthly meetings begin

 

Oct. 25: Writing research statements GPPD seminar Oct. 25: Writing research statements GPPD seminar

 

Oct. 31: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) GPPD Seminar Oct. 31: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) GPPD Seminar

 

Nov. 14: Abstract writing GPPD seminar Nov. 14: Abstract writing GPPD seminar

 

Mission statement

Wayne State University Graduate School provides leadership in advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and cultivates a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities and other creative endeavors that are integral to the success of a diverse body of master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate faculty across programs.
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