Dean's Award for Excellence & Innovation in Graduate Education
The Dean's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education recognizes measurable outcomes and innovation in graduate education, from admissions through degree completion, by a graduate program. Applications may relate to any facet of the graduate education process, including outreach, recruitment through selection and admission, retention, and degree attainment, including the following:
- increasing the diversity of applicants to the graduate program.
- using technology to communicate with and attract prospective applicants in new and effective ways.
- increasing the number of international students enrolled in the graduate program.
- demonstrating success in enhancing the quality of the entering class.
- improving retention of students in the graduate program.
- programmatic efforts to improve degree completion.
One award, in the amount of $1,000, will be presented to the selected Graduate Program
to be used for recruiting or student programming purposes.
Each nomination should include:
- A completed Google Nomination Form.
- A letter of nomination from a Dean, Department Chair or Graduate Program Director.
- A document (up to 1,500 words) that describes the pertinent graduate education innovation and explains why it is significant. The document should also provide a description of the measures of success and provide data relevant to those metrics.
- Letters of support (at least ONE) by a collaborating department, Center, external institution/organization, student, alumni, faculty or staff.
Special note: The winner of this award will also be nominated for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools/Educational Testing Service (NAGS/ETS) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education competition held annually every February. The NAGS/ETS Award carries a certificate and a $2,500 award check presented at the annual meeting's award luncheon.
The nomination deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021, at 5:00 pm.
2016: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Program
2014: Geosciences: Career Path for African-American Students from HBCU's to National Laboratories
2013: Molecular and Cellular Biology