|Abstract||The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is a community of scholars, researchers, and students in 130 programs at the University of Michigan, joined together by the rigors of their academic pursuits. The Rackham community is engaged in the creation of new knowledge, new discoveries, and perhaps more important, in the formation of our future leaders.
The University of Michigan has been a national leader in promoting the educational value of diversity. The Rackham Graduate School has a wide range of programs that reflect its commitment to the principle “that inclusive learning environments, both in and out of the classroom, benefit not only underrepresented students, but all students.”
Rackham’s efforts fall into the three general categories of recruitment, retention and awareness; our poster represents our programming in detail under these rubrics. These efforts are supported by three different offices at Rackham.
The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to increase significantly the number of Black (African-American), Hispanic and American Indian/Alaskan Native (Native American) students receiving doctoral degrees in all disciplines. The University of Michigan—Ann Arbor is proud to have been an AGEP school since 1998.
The role of the Office of Recruitment and Retention is to engage in activities and support services for prospective and current University of Michigan graduate students, particularly those students who have been historically underrepresented, in an effort to support a diverse and enriched educational environment.
The Office of Academic Programs and Student Life is dedicated to providing students with the support they need at each stage of their graduate experience. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse graduate student population, they provide an array of extra-curricular workshops, events, publications and other resources to support graduate students from across the University. |