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Professional development training is required for all MS, MA, MFA, MPP, and Ph.D. programs. Such training is ideally designed to help students achieve mastery of some core competencies including communication (e.g., writing and publishing, presentation skills, networking); academic development (e.g., skill building in teaching and mentoring, grant writing); leadership and professionalism (e.g., abilities in research/scholarship, professional ethics, and inclusiveness); and career development (e.g., strategies for success in graduate school and the profession, maintaining work/life balance, time management, and career and job market guidance). This list is not meant to be exhaustive or prescriptive, but rather to reflect the range of skills our students need to be successful. Each program determines the format, content, and extent of its training in order to make it specific to, and appropriate for, the discipline. Training must be for unit credit and may be delivered as a single course or as portions of multiple courses. The courses must be listed in the catalogue and clearly noted as serving to meet the professional development requirement. (En 29 Nov. 2011)(29 May 2018)
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Professional Development Requirement for Graduate Students (En 29 Nov. 2011)