Christine Getz, University of Iowa

Christine Getz

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Outreach and Engagement

Goal: Support the graduate and postdoctoral student experience by building a strong community for learning and discovery

  • Strategy 1: Create objective measures for evaluating the success of graduate programs and direct resources accordingly 
  • Strategy 2: Engage in innovative and inclusive approaches that prepare graduate students and postdocs for a variety of career objectives
  • Strategy 3: Strengthen and coordinate CLAS systems that support of graduate and postdoctoral education

Year One Progress

  • Launched CLAS use of the Individualized Development Plan (IDP), the annual CLAS Career Boot Camp, and the Graduate Assistantship pilot project
  • Assessed support packages and began redirecting resources in the sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Writers' Workshop
  • Developed new interdisciplinary courses in public humanities and community engagement

Year Two Priorities

  • Promote the IDP, mentored teaching and performance evaluation, and innovative thesis models
  • Sustain CLAS professional development in grant writing and career diversification, including through the Graduate Assistantship pilot project
  • Explore the creation of a real-time data dashboard for graduate application and acceptance rates, degree completion and placements

  • Expand infrastructural collaboration through departmental visits and a CLAS graduate administrator advisory group
  • Develop cross-disciplinary humanities, engagement, and teaching pedagogy courses
  • Create degree and certificate programs that support career diversification, public engagement, and professional advancement

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