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    Global Summit 2018

    Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education

    November 11-13, 2018
    University of Johannesburg


    The 2018 Summit theme, “Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education,” addresses the ways in which graduate education leaders across the world seek ways to identify, create, and disseminate curricula and strategies to ensure diversity in their programs and on their campuses. Developing a diverse graduate education community may mean different things in various parts of the world (race; ethnicity; gender; and socioeconomic, first-generation, or immigrant status). Through efforts to educate our communities and change social attitudes or focused outreach and support through workshops, recruitment fairs, and specialized program offerings, our shared goal is to foster learning environments that provide access and equity for all current and future graduate students.


    The 2018 Global Summit on Graduate Education included leaders of graduate institutions from 17 countries across six continents. Attendees contemplated current efforts in the international graduate education community to promote diversity, including assessment in the admissions process, peer and faculty-mentoring, robust summer orientation programs, annual performance review system, etc. In addition, participants considered how individually and collectively we can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.


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    The 2018 Summit is generously sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).


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