Spring 2011 GPEA

Building a Better Graduate Program: Rethinking Program Evaluation

On Monday, April 18, University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff gathered for a conversation about graduate program assessment and innovation. The assembly was interactive, with portions conducted in a roundtable format, designed to inspire self-reflective program evaluation by sharing ideas about what to include in a program evaluation, how to conduct it, and what the outcomes should be.

Academic program evaluation experts Chris M. Golde and George E. Walker delivered keynote addresses and facilitated the discussion. Golde, formerly a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is now associate provost for graduate education at Stanford University. Walker is vice president for research and graduate studies at Cleveland State University and draws on years of experience designing and conducting program reviews. Together they have collaborated on several recent initiatives to examine doctoral education in the United States, including the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate and the major publications that resulted from this study.

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More Information 

The Assembly is open to all University of Minnesota faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students interested in the future of graduate and professional education at the University.   For more information on the GPEA, contact gsdean@umn.edu or 612-625-2809.    Read more about the Graduate and Professional Education Assembly.