I am writing this greeting as I return from Quebec City where Associate Dean, Gerry Craig, and I attended the Council of Graduate School’s Summer Meeting. We learned several new ideas that we look forward to implementing to enhance the quality of our graduate student experiences. We were pleased to share ideas about professional development opportunities we provide K-State graduate students and the wonderful partnership we have with the Graduate Student Council and many units on campus. This issue highlights one new and successful initiative – the Dissertation Writing Retreat – that evolved from a partnership with the Library, the English Department and the Writing Center. We appreciate the support we received from K-State administration for the pilot project and to a special alumni who will be supporting future professional development to strengthen our graduate students’ communication skills.
There are many opportunities for alumni to contribute to enhancing the graduate students’ experiences. Some ideas are shared in this newsletter. We value your continued support and ideas.
The Graduate School team looks forward to interacting with our graduate alumni during our travels, at the Alumni Tailgate in Cat Town prior to the Iowa State game, and/or the Alumni Reunion in April 2016. Please keep in touch via email or drop by for a visit when you are on campus.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer!