Academics and Professional Development
The Academics and Professional Development Committee is one of the GSA's three standing committees. We focus on issues pertaining to teaching, mentoring, professional development, international students, master's students, and the libraries. For our meeting times and locations, please check the GSA calendar.
Our current projects include:
- Improving the Graduate School's online Fellowship Database,
- Helping graduate students find teaching positions in and after their teaching years,
- Seeking guaranteed teaching and funding for PhD students in their 6th year,
- Advocating professional development, including the development of mentoring skills,
- Following up on and discussing the reports "Improving Graduate Education at Yale" and "Best Practices in Yale Graduate Programs" that have been issued by Tom Pollard, Dean of the Graduate School, in August 2011,
- Enhancing the visibility and the perception of the Graduate Mentor Award.
Reports from our committee meetings for the current academic year are available here.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email the committee chair for the academic year 2012-2013 Ksenia Sidorenko.
The following advocacy positions are also part of our committee:
- The Graduate Student Assembly's delegate to the University Library Committee: Vadim Shneyder.
- The Graduate Teaching Center advocate: Miti Von Weissenberg.
- The Graduate Career Services advocate: Brian Dunican.
- The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity advocate: Jin Su Joo.
If you have any questions or concerns related to the University Library Committee or any of the above Graduate School offices, please email the responsible GSA representative directly.
Reports from our committee meetings for the academic year 2011-2012 are available here.