Next graduate education forum is Oct. 5

Alumni Hall, future home of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt.
Alumni Hall, future home of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt. (Vanderbilt University)

The third in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room (Room 140). Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Graduate School John Geer and Richard Willis, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Accounting and chair of the Faculty Senate, along with Graduate Education Study Group (GESG) members will lead the forum.

The purpose of the Oct. 5 event is to continue to capture stakeholder feedback and engagement on the proposals of the GESG’s executive summary. Victoria Greene, past senior associate dean of graduate education in the College of Arts and Science and Stevenson Professor of Physics, will provide a brief overview of the group’s recommendations followed by participant discussion and feedback.

Others members of the GESG attending the forum will include:

  • Duco Jansen, associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Engineering, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of neurological surgery;
  • Paul Lim, associate professor of the history of Christianity;
  • Hassane Mchaourab, Louise B. McGavock Professor, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, professor of chemistry and professor of physics; and
  • Jennifer Reinganum, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and professor of law.

An additional graduate education forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 202. The Oct. 14 forum will be targeted to graduate students.

Learn more about Vanderbilt’s planned investments in graduate education.