Graduate Program Coordinators Workshop
Save the Date: May 21-24, 2018 on the Kennesaw Campus
The Graduate College is piloting a summer 2018 workshop, and program coordinators
are encouraged to apply by completing the application (see below). For questions,
please contact Dr. Jennifer W. Purcell, Graduate Faculty Fellow, at email@example.com.
Workshop Overview: The Graduate Program Coordinators Workshop is an intensive academic leadership development program designed to support faculty charged with leading graduate programs. The 4-day workshop equips new program coordinators to successfully sustain and grow their respective programs. Session topics including but not limited to:
- The Graduate College 101: The Players, Processes, and Plans
- From CIP to FERPA: What You Must Know as a Graduate Program Coordinator
- Who Pays for This? Funding Graduate Programs
- From Application to Commencement – The Graduate Student Administrative Process
- By the Numbers: Leveraging Data for Decision-Making
- Charting the Path for Success: Developing a Strategic Marketing and Recruitment Plan
Each day will include informational sessions, group dialogue, and project-based activities selected to prepare new coordinators for their role. This onboard experience is recommended for new program coordinators and those serving within their first three years.
Participant Selection: Interested Graduate Program Coordinators are required to submit an application endorsed by their department chair and college dean. Participation is limited to current and new program coordinator eligible for a two-year program commitment and willing to make such a commitment. Exceptions must be justified and endorsed by the program coordinator’s chair. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend for the June pay cycle (subject to 33 1/3 summer compensation limit).
Deliverables: Participants will develop a strategic recruitment plan that reflects anticipated
program growth, revenue targets, target markets, and program marketing and communication
strategies. Development of the plan will be initiated during the workshop and finalized
in consultation with The Graduate College and the participants’ respective chairs
and deans during the weeks following the workshop. Complete plans must be received
by The Graduate College no later than June 29. Additionally, program participants
will have to participate in follow-up workshops/training/reporting during their service
as a Graduate Program Coordinator.
Ongoing Expectations: Participants are expected to maintain communication with The Graduate College regarding program performance, with the intent of identifying additional support resources as needed to meet performances targets. Additionally, participants are expected to engage in the Graduate Council during the academic year.
Application Deadline – Friday, April 20
Decisions Notification – No later than April 30
Workshop Dates – May 21, 22, 23, 24