The Graduate Net Initiative, made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities to Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant, seeks to serve the campus and community by expanding access to our postbaccalaureate academic programs and support services. Our mission is to harness technology to realize equity of access and of outcomes for Hispanic and other under-represented students while bolstering the ability of all our graduate students to succeed academically and professionally.
The Initiative consists of three interrelated parts. The first is the creation of the Graduate Net, our new digital postbaccalaureate hub. The Graduate Net will serve as a portal to services such as dedicated library support and direct financial assistance for research and publication, online peer writing and statistics consultants, and digital professional development seminars. The second part, meant to support and expand online graduate programs and bolster faculty-student relationships, is the delivery of cutting-edge faculty training on digital postbaccalaureate pedagogy and mentorship. The third key enhancement is a campus-wide expansion of mentorship and internship programs now housed in individual programs, strengthening links to our communities and helping better prepare our students to be leaders in their chosen fields.