The Graduate College held its inaugural college-wide meeting this fall. Graduate faculty from all over campus enjoyed gathering together and learning the state of the graduate college.
Dean Tammi Vacha-Haase provided faculty with an overview presentation and shared the college’s vision to be a progressive, cutting-edge, 21st-century graduate college. Vacha-Haase also shared how the college is working on goals to increase the visibility of graduate education at Boise State, ensure a successful graduate student experience from recruitment through graduation, and promote a strong and growing graduate community for both students and faculty. View slides from the presentation here.
The Graduate College currently has 11 doctoral programs, 69 master’s programs and 27 certificates. A total of 2,691 graduate students are enrolled for the fall 2017 semester, with 321 doctoral students.
The college-wide meeting was followed by a new graduate student orientation, a first on this scale. The graduate faculty was invited to join new students at the welcome barbecue and resource fair that followed orientation.
Next fall, the Graduate College will again hold a college-wide meeting, new student orientation and welcome barbecue on the Friday before classes start.