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Announcing a Restructure of Rackham's Programming for Graduate Students

Rackham’s Office of Graduate Student Success has been integrated into the Dean’s Office under a new unit: Graduate Student Programs. The two new units and their titles reflect strategic program priorities as outlined by Dean Carol A. Fierke: 1) Professional and Academic Development and 2) Recruitment and Graduate Student Engagement. These teams represent Rackham's commitment to provide programs to recruit and support a thriving, diverse, and inclusive graduate student community.

Welcoming Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman as Associate Dean

Rackham welcomed Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Professor in the departments of Afroamerican and African Studies and Communication Studies, as the new Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives on August 1, 2016.

Dr. Means Coleman has worked with Rackham in the past by serving on the Rackham Executive Board, the Rackham Summit on Diversity in Higher Education Committee, the Big Ten Academic Alliance SROP Faculty Advisory Committee, and the Rackham Outstanding GSI award committee. She is also an active member of Rackham’s Military Veterans Support Network and First-Generation Support Network.

30 Years of Supporting Diversity and Graduate Excellence: The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

2016 SROP participants on the front steps of Rackham.

2016 SROP participants on the front steps of Rackham.

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), one of the University of Michigan’s most dynamic recruitment efforts intended to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue Ph.D.s in the biological, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. The program also included humanities students and departments until 2015, when MICHHERS was created as a separate program for this area.