Calendar & Events


PhD Program Directors' Meeting

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Join fellow PhD Program Directors as we discuss issues of importance to your programs and students.

We encourage you to join us on Zoom as we cover issues such as diversity, finance, curriculum, admissions, online teaching and mentoring and covid.

12:00 pm Eastern – Welcome, Elsie Harper-Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University

12:05 pm Eastern – Topics for Discussion (15 mins each)

  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion: How are we embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or social and racial justice principles in our programs
  • Finance: How programs are managing their finances—particularly as it relates to admitting and funding doctoral students in the context of budget cuts (or potential budget cuts).
  • Online Teaching: What are the new best practices for teaching and mentoring?
  • COVID: How are students rising to the occasion of dissertation completion during COVID? 
  • General: Curriculum, admissions (incl. visas and international student), and mentoring/advising.

1:20 pm Eastern – Closing Remarks, Elsie Harper-Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Register here.