Faculty and Staff
The following pages provide information that may be helpful for members of our graduate school community, including graduate coordinators, chairs and directors, program staff, recruiters, and faculty. Rackham staff members can find resources related to their work at the graduate school on the Rackham Intranet.
Resources for Dissertation Committees
Guidelines and forms for establishing the dissertation committee.
Resources for Graduate Coordinators
Rackham Graduate School provides workshops supporting graduate coordinators and program staff throughout the University of Michigan.
Resources for Directors of Graduate Programs
The graduate school provides resources and information to directors of graduate programs to help them successfully manage procedures, policies, and schedules throughout the academic year, and to problem-solve and guide students to their degrees.
Facilitating Academic Success
We developed this resource to provide a central location for sharing good ideas from across campus for practices that contribute to graduate student success.
Mentoring Graduate Students
MORE (Mentoring Others Results in Excellence) is a Rackham committee that provides faculty with effective tools and practices for mentoring graduate students and seeks to improve the graduate school experience for all students.
Advancing New Directions in Graduate Education
The Advancing New Directions in Graduate Education Initiative is Rackham’s effort to reimagine graduate education as student-centered and faculty-led.
Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being
This resource summarizes the major stressors students are facing during these stressful times, and provides guidance that mentors and graduate programs can use to support them.
Virtual Community Building
While COVID-19 limits our in-person interactions, our opportunities to build community have expanded. This guide will help you create spaces where participants feel supported and engaged.
Remote Programming Toolbox
To facilitate remote programming during the fall 2020 hybrid semester, we have created this resource page of tips and best practices from across U-M and beyond.
Supporting Diverse Graduate Students
Rackham Graduate School has a history and tradition of valuing the diversity of our students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education.
Rackham Office Directory
You can find information about Rackham offices through our Office Directory. If you are looking to contact a specific Rackham staff member, please use the Staff Directory.
Faculty and Program Funding
- Dean’s Strategic Initiatives
- Supplemental Block Grants to Rackham Programs to Support Ph.D. Student Engagement in Fall 2020 Curricular Development
- Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Outreach and Planning Grants
- Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Collaboration and Implementation Grants
- Rackham Recruitment Grant
- Rackham Faculty Allies and Student Ally Diversity Grants
- Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops (RIW)
- Michigan Meetings
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards
- Distinguished University Professorships
- Faculty Recognition Awards
- Henry Russel Award
- Henry Russel Lectureship
- John H. D’Arms Faculty Awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities
- Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
- Rackham Master’s Mentoring Award
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards
- ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards