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Graduate School gets award to prepare grad students for faculty careers

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced awards to seven universities to develop new approaches for enhancing graduate student skills and understanding in the assessment of undergraduate learning. Supported through grants to CGS from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Teagle Foundation, the awardees will integrate learning assessment into programs that prepare graduate students for faculty careers.

The project is designed to identify effective institutional models for improving the preparation of future faculty across all fields, while also examining issues specific to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, social sciences and humanities. CGS will work with partnering institutions to develop their findings into best practice guidelines for integrating assessment into faculty professional development programs.

The institutions selected to receive funding are:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
North Carolina A&T State University
Cornell University
Harvard University
Indiana University
Michigan State University
University of California, Merced