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Graduate School Vision and Mission Statement
of the Graduate School Handbook
The Graduate School aspires to be a national leader with robust and impactful advanced education programs to produce skilled, diverse graduates that will be successful, sought-after leaders in knowledge, innovation, and creativity; as well as embody an awareness of engagement of individual and societal inclusion, to influence the world.
The Graduate School exists to provide a central resource to prepare and sustain graduate programs for excellence, ensure the integrity and quality of the graduate programs, share knowledge and best practices to support the advancement of graduate students and graduate degrees, nurture career development and a positive culture for the next generation of learned scholars, such that our alumni value their education, and appreciate the importance of their graduate colleagues and programs.
Deliver an excellent comprehensive graduate course curriculum that educates students in broad and multidisciplinary areas and can be flexibly applied to reflect the desires of the new generation of students and the needs of our evolving world
Maintain and develop high quality graduate programs to provide knowledge, innovation, and creativity
Partner with faculty, chairs, and coordinators to be proactive in normalizing the expression of academic freedom and corresponding responsibilities to best serve the graduate student and program
Provide leadership in graduate education standards, strategies, valuation, and best practices
Provide governance to ensure integrity, fairness, and a base-level standard of consistency in the management of graduate students and programs
Efficient administrative services and guidelines that facilitate the graduate student experience and program success in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of the best and most diverse graduate students
Strong interaction of the Graduate School, Student Life, mental health, and mentoring resources for professional career development and self-care that enhance experiences and expose the student to the social, network, culture, and broader practice norms and requirements associated with their selected discipline
Deliver awards and scholarship programs to recognize, recruit, and retain a diverse group of outstanding student scholars, programs, staff, and faculty graduate student mentors
Support and develop programs that will nurture students from intersectional, underserved backgrounds or with special circumstances that may require some flexibility for initial success
Raise the visibility of the Graduate School and serve as a conduit to agencies and organizations relevant to graduate students
Create alumni that have had a positive graduate studies experience at The Ohio State University, would recommend our graduate program, and serve as advocates for the Graduate School