Resources for Directors of Graduate Programs
The Graduate School provides resources and information to directors of graduate programs to help them successfully manage the procedures, policies and schedules throughout the academic year, and to problem-solve and guide students to their degrees.
A reference guide for faculty members who act as the primary chair or director for Rackham programs.
The Graduate School reviews and authorizes new graduate programs and revisions to existing programs in the Rackham Graduate School. These guidelines concern: Proposals for new degree programs including dual degrees;…
Before submitting a new course for approval, a course modification, or a course deletion, departments should first read this guide. The guidelines have been established to identify those characteristics fundamental…
Graduate chairs and directors should know the eligibility criteria as well as the process for your program to obtain resources for tuition support from your school or college. Please inform your faculty, staff, and students about your departmental process for obtaining tuition support.
Graduate School Academic Policies
The general rules and regulations that govern graduate study in Rackham programs. Go to Graduate School Academic Policies.
Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS)
The RCRS website provides links to materials about important issues in the responsible and professional conduct of research and scholarship. It includes links to other comprehensive websites that provide teaching materials, modules, and case studies organized around key topics. It also has links to policies, articles, and other material that can be downloaded, and titles of particularly useful books available in the University Library.
Academic and Professional Integrity
A clear sense of academic honesty and professional integrity is fundamental to our scholarly community. To that end, the University of Michigan expects its students to demonstrate honesty and integrity in all their academic activities. However, students pursuing graduate education are being educated not only in a substantive field of inquiry but also in a profession. Although there are many common values, specific standards required of professionals vary by discipline, and this policy document has been written with respect for those differences.
Rackham Graduate School offers formal and informal dispute resolution services, provides resources and referrals, and can offer alternative resolutions in consultation with other offices as appropriate. Students can expect confidentiality in a safe environment.
Programs of Study
Course listings are updated weekly and Rackham solicits changes to the program descriptions once per year. However, additional changes to the program descriptions may be submitted at any time. To submit revisions to Rackham's Programs of Study listing please contact Elyse Rubin at email@example.com.