About the Assembly

The purpose of the Graduate and Professional Education Assembly (GPEA) is to create a climate for University-wide collaboration and networking across diverse disciplines and to advance a broad conversation about the development of graduate and professional education across the institution. Assemblies are generally held once each year and are open to all University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students, and postdoctoral scholars interested in helping to shape the future of graduate and professional education at the University.  For more information, contact or 612-625-2809.

2017 Graduate & Professional Education Assembly

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

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Past Assemblies

Spring 2016 GPEA

When: April 5, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

What: Achieving Excellence through Diversity: Equity, Access & Diversity Issues in Graduate & Professional Education

Spring 2015 GPEA

When: Wednesday, April 8 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

What: Beyond the Academy: Broadening Career Options for Graduate Students

Spring 2014 GPEA

When: Wednesday, April 2 | 1:00-4:30 p.m.

What: Building Digital Capacity in Graduate Education: Tools, Technologies, Best Practices and Issues

Spring 2013 GPEA

When: April 3, 2013 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

What:  Tracking graduate student career outcomes

Spring 2012 GPEA

When: April 12, 2012 from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

What:  Best practices and issues in graduate student advising

Spring 2011 GPEA

When: April 18, 2011 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m

What:  Graduate and professional program assessment and innovation

The Inaugural Assembly

When:  November 2, 2010 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

What: Plenary presentation on the Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States report, The Path Forward, with breakout sessions on issues related to graduate education at the University of Minnesota