Free ticketed event
This workshop will provide information about the characteristics of these members, both demographic and in their skills and challenges. It will draw on research carried out on these students, and will focus on the ways in which faculty can draw on the strengths of these students. It will include both presentations of information and structured discussions of participants’ own institutions and their graduate programs, with the goal of helping participants see ways in which they could better support returners’ success and draw on their unique backgrounds to enhance the culture of their graduate community.
Dr. Diane Peters is an Associate Professor at Kettering University. She has conducted research on returning graduate students since 2010, and has published over a dozen papers on the topic.