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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’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.

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 Review of Applications for Admission to Graduate Degree Programs

In the holistic review process—also known as full file review—readers give careful consideration to all the credentials presented by the student as they assess the application materials for indicators that the applicant possesses qualities known to contribute to successful completion of the degree program.

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.

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.