Goal 6: Strategic Plan

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

Objective 1:

Strengthen the criteria of the graduate faculty membership.

Strategies:

  • Work closely with the Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, the Provost, and colleges to review, and revise the current university‚Äźwide criteria of the graduate faculty membership.
  • Work closely with colleges to design institutionalized procedures of implementing the aforementioned criteria.
  • Seek feedback about the revised criteria and procedures from all major stakeholders before and after the implementation of them.

Objective 2:

Advocate support for faculty research that involves graduate students.
 

Strategies:

  • Work closely with the University Office of Research & Economic Development to increase the funding and funding opportunities for faculty research.
  • Disseminate among the faculty information about faculty/student joint research opportunities.
  • Generate the new funds to support faculty/student joint research projects.

Objective 3:

Strengthen faculty development and enhance faculty incentives for graduate education.
 

Strategies:

  • Design and offer more training workshops for graduate faculty members.
  • Develop a graduate mentorship handbook that contains useful tips for mentoring graduate students.
  • Seek more funds to enhance faculty incentives for effectively teaching, advising, supervising, and mentoring graduate students by giving them rewards.

Objective 4:

Improve and standardize the management of graduate education across the university.
 

Strategies:

  • Define and formalize the role of the Graduate Program Director at the departmental level.
  • Develop a Graduate Program Director handbook that contains useful tips for graduate program management.
  • Design and offer more training workshops on graduate program management to the Graduate Program Directors.
  • Explore the needs for and feasibility of establishing the Graduate Studies Committee at college level.