Kim Astroth, Professor, Mennonite College of Nursing
Luis Canales, Director, International Studies
Amy Dennison, Coordinator, Social Work
Ann Haugo, Director, Theatre and Dance
Steve Hunt, Director, Communication
Dawn McBride, Professor, Psychology
Craig McLauchlan, Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost
Eric Peterson, University Professor, Geography, Geology and the Environment
Scott Pierce, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Recreation
Cara Rabe-Hemp, Associate Dean, College of Applied Science & Technology
Rachel Scott, Associate Dean, Milner Library
Lenford Sutton, Chair, Educational Administration and Foundations
Work Group Goals and Initiative
Identify areas for possible academic growth in graduate programs such as accelerated degrees, adult learner programs, and partnership programs
Examine support system for graduate students and ways to measure and enhance student success for graduate students.
Explore funding strategies for graduate students.
Consider options, brainstorm, and vet ideas on ways to enhance research/scholarship/creative efforts of Illinois State through infrastructure, policy, and incentivization structures. Make recommendations on short- and long-term pathways to improve those structures.
Examine the role centers and institutes currently play in research and graduate studies play on campus and consider opportunities for improvement and growth.
Suggestions for this Work Group?
What would you like to see the group discuss? What are the issues/policies that you would like to see streamlined? Other questions? Please email suggestions to Provost.