September 20, 2019, 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. College of Education, Miller Hall 212

At the Graduate Student of Color Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet other College of Education students, faculty and staff. You will get a better understanding of graduate education within the College! You will also learn about resources, building a community in the College, working with your advisor and additional tips for a successful transition to graduate school. This orientation is designed to make your transition as smooth and rewarding as possible!

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Agenda for the day:

11:00–11:30     Students of Color Welcome Activity

11:45–12:30     Introductions & CoE Community

  • Office of Student Services 
  • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
  • CoE Student Communities

12:45–01:45    Student-Faculty Luncheon and Miller Dessert Tour
Attendees of the Students of Color and International Student Luncheon are invited to a buffet lunch to socialize with other students as well as faculty and staff. 

02:00-02:45     Cultural Clashes in the Classroom 
An interactive presentation addressing topics such as transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations and ethical concerns.

03:00-03:45     Faculty Advisor Relationships at the CoE
Student panel discussion on their areas of research, providing wisdom on the advisor-advisee relationship, and offer tips from their scholarly trajectory. 

04:00-04:45     Success as a Graduate Student of Color
What helps Students of Color succeed in graduate school? In this session, students will hear about the resiliency factors that would help them succeed academically in their journey at the College of Education. This will be an interactive session intended for building community and camaraderie.

In addition to this orientation, new incoming students of color are highly encouraged to attend other events sponsored by the College of Education, such as All New Graduate Student Orientation and the New Student Reception

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