September 21, 2018, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. College of Education, Miller Hall 212 and 112 

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

Session I: Students of Color 

11:00–11:30     Students of Color Welcome Activity (Miller 212)


11:30–12:00        Introductions & CoE Community (Miller 112 & 112A)

  • Office of Student Services 
  • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
  • CoE Student Communities:
    •  International Educators at the College of Education (IECE)
    • Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE)
    • Diversity Committee

12:00–1:30     OSDI /Student-Faculty Luncheon and Miller Dessert Tour (Miller 112 & 112A)
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. 

1:30-2:00     Faculty of Color Panel (Miller 212)
Faculty speak about their areas of research and provide wisdom on the advisor-advisee relationship, work-life balance, and offer tips for their scholarly trajectory.

2:15-2:45     Success as a Graduate Student of Color (Miller 212)
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.

2:30-3:15     Cultural Clashes in the Classroom (Miller 212)
An interactive presentation addressing topics such as transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations and ethical concerns.

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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