Goal 4: Strategic Plan

College of Graduate Studies will work closely with other colleges to improve the quality and capacity of graduate programs at University of Idaho.

Objective 1:

Identify graduate programs that have the distinctive character and quality at UI.


  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of graduate education at UI based on the results of external assessment of graduate programs and departmental external program reviews.
  • Consult with Deans, Department Chairs, Graduate Program Directors/Coordinators, and graduate faculty members on the strengths and weaknesses of each program.
  • Participate in all external graduate program reviews in order to receive input and feedback from external experts.

Objective 2:

Enhance graduate programs that have a distinctive character and quality at UI.


  • Work with colleges and departments to design specific plans to strengthen targeted programs.
  • Prioritize and allocate resources, such as graduate student assistantships, to the targeted programs.
  • Play an active role in reviewing proposals for new programs.
  • Campaign to increase the average GPA and GRE scores of applicants to all programs.
  • Communicate regularly with UI Center executives, faculty, and regional center recruitment personnel on potential graduate programs.