Academics and Professional Development

The Academics and Professional Development Committee is one of the GSA’s 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.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email the committee chair, Grace Lan.

Current Initiatives

  • Improving Yale advising by rolling out the Advising Guidelines in every GSAS department

  • Supporting graduate student skill development and professionalization with seminars

  • Supporting teaching fellow experiences

  • Enhancing faculty and graduate student diversity

  • Ensuring administrative support for late-year student funding

Advocacy Positions

The following advocacy positions are also part of our committee:

  • The Graduate Student Assembly’s delegate to the University Library Committee
  • The Graduate Teaching Center advocate
  • The Graduate Career Services advocate
  • The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity advocate

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.


Archived minutes from meetings can be found here.