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Graduate Education

Based on the URI Academic Plan 2010-2015, the following goals and strategies related to graduate education are recommended as the charge to a task force who will be advisory to the Dean of the Graduate School.

1. Expand international/global programs

Expand enrollment of international students

Investigate joint – and dual-degree programs with other universities worldwide

2. Increase the diversity of students and faculty

Coordinate with the Graduate School’s Diversity Coordinator

Recruit and retain a diverse student body and graduate faculty members

3. Enhance research and innovation

Increase outside support for the Graduate School

Increase Graduate School’s grant support to faculty and students

4. Increase the Graduate School’s support of interdisciplinary and experiential programs and research

Create a mechanism for the graduate school to be the base for funded projects that link researchers across campus

Explore methods for faculty and students to be aware of the research and teaching occurring outside their discipline


Meeting Minutes


Supporting Documents and Information


Task Force Members

Nasser Zawia, Chair GradSchool Biomedical Services (Graduate School) nzawia@uri.edu
Candace Oviatt GSO Oceanography
Cliff Katz Vice Provost, Ac Fn & Ac Personal
Jennifer Specker GSO Oceanography
Karen McCurdy HSS Human Development & Family Studies
Lori Ciccomascolo HSS Kinesiology
Marta Gomez-Chiarri CELS Fisheries, Animals, & Vet Science
Ryan Trimm A&S English
Sandra Ketrow A&S Communication Studies
Sue Ellen Adams GSLIS Grad School of Lib & Info Studies
Yeqiao Wang CELS Natural Resource Science
Nancy Fey-Yensan CELS Dean

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