GRADUATE EDUCATION TOWNHALL: Strengthening Models for Mentoring and Advising Graduate Students at Mason (2 hours)
Graduate students are considered one of the most vulnerable populations in higher education. They face financial uncertainty, pressure to graduate within a given time frame and before funding runs out, and disruption in academic work. The beginning of this session will provide updates and highlight ongoing initiatives to help and support graduate students at Mason. The second part of the session will be used as a Q&A and conversation with the Mason graduate community to cultivate a culture of Graduate Education excellence at Mason. This is a collaborative effort between Office of Graduate Education, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, and Office of Research.