Excellence in Professional Education: Current Initiatives

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education has initiated several activities to support professional education—largely by integrating Professional and Continuing Studies into the office. Efforts to improve student recruitment include implementing a prospect management system and a new application management system; supplying support and advising to prospective students prior to their engagement in specific programs; enhancing local and regional advertising; and improving industry outreach for program development, recruiting and internships.

University-wide open houses, planned in collaboration with the Graduate Student Senate, will increase access to professional programs, and a proposed Professional Education Communicator newsletter will increase their visibility. Additionally, Professional and Continuing Studies has begun online initiatives aimed at making graduate certificates and degrees obtainable around the world. The Associate Provost for Professional Education—a new position within the Office of Graduate and Professional Education—leads these efforts.