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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.


Rackham Graduate Program Hub

The Rackham Graduate Program Hub provides program chairs, directors, and coordinators with a secure, centralized location for accessing information key to their programs and partnership with Rackham. Accessible via login, the Program Hub serves as a managed archive to assist with the transitions of program leadership and graduate coordinators, along with being an easily accessible point of reference. It also links to publicly available information like program statistics and an archived list of our monthly chairs and directors newsletters.


Rackham’s Faculty Committee on Mentoring (MORE)

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.

Rackham Presentation Request Form

One of Rackham’s core values is partnership and collaboration with the campus community. Therefore, members of our staff facilitate workshops and presentations for university departments, student organizations, and staff that serve Rackham students and prospective students at no cost/free of charge.

Policies and Guidelines

Graduate Programs and Registration Policy

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.

Holistic Admissions

Rackham recognizes that the discontinuation of the GRE presents a particular challenge for the small number of programs that have relied upon the GRE in doctoral admissions. In addition, we understand that the development and implementation of truly holistic admissions practices requires ongoing work for all doctoral programs. To address these needs, Rackham has developed mechanisms to support individual programs in the development and implementation of holistic admission best practices.

Resources and Information for Students Affected by Country Based Travel Restrictions

Information for students before they travel, and those facing visa issues or who have been refused entry at the U.S. border.

Guidelines for Graduate Course Approval

Before submitting a new course for approval, a course modification, or a course deletion, departments should first read this guide.

Proposing, Revising, and Suspending Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

The Graduate School reviews and authorizes new graduate programs and revisions to existing programs in the Rackham Graduate School.