The Graduate School is proud to announce the annual UAB Graduate Program Directors and Staff Retreat. This will be the best opportunity to learn about initiatives within the Graduate School, issues facing the UAB Graduate students, and collaborate for recruitment activities. 

2017

Friday, September 8, 2017
Alumni Theater, Hill Student Center

Breakfast and Registration
(8:00-8:30 AM)

State of the Graduate School (8:30-9:00 AM)

  • Lori McMahon (Dean, Graduate School)
TargetX/Graduate Recruitment (9:00-10:15 AM)

  • Holly Hebard (Director of Student and Academic Services, Graduate School)
  • Heather Stephens (Digital Marketing)
Break (10:15-10:30 AM)

Update on Graduate Student Legal Issues (10:30-11:00 AM)

  • Audrey Dupont, Office of University Council
Graduate Student Services Initiatives (11:00-11:30 AM)

  • Holly Hebard (Director of Student and Academic Services, Graduate School)
Financial/Appointment Changes (11:30 AM-noon)

  • Cyndi Ballinger (Business Officer, Graduate School)
Lunch and Presentation on the Blazer Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Daniel Bullard (Associate Dean for Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity, Graduate School)
Graduate School Initiatives (1:15-2:15 PM)

  • Lori McMahon (Dean, Graduate School)
Accelerated Masters Programs (2:15-2:45 PM)

  • Sue Feldman (Director for Graduate Programs in Health Informatics and Interim Director for Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Safety)
  • Holly Hebard (Director of Student and Academic Services, Graduate School)
  • Daniel Bullard (Associate Dean for Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity, Graduate School)
Closing Remarks (2:45-3:00 PM)

  • Lori McMahon (Dean, Graduate School)
Blazer Graduate Research Fellows Recognition Reception at the Edge of Chaos (3:30-4:30 PM)


2016

UAB Graduate Program Directors and Staff Retreat
Friday, September 9, 2016
UAB Alumni House 

Breakfast and Registration (8:00-8:30 AM)- Opening Remarks

Graduate School Initiatives (8:30-9:30 AM)
·         Lori McMahon (Dean, Graduate School)- "Know Thyself" and Graduate Program Recruitment Fair 
·         Holly Hebard (Director of Student and Academic Services, Graduate School)- Graduate School Student Services

Small Group Discussions on Recruitment Strategies (9:30-10:15 AM)

Break (10:15-10:30 AM)

Graduate Student Issues (10:30-11:30 AM)
·         Emily Feinstein (Director & Title IX Deputy, Student Life)
·         Allison Solomon (Director, Disability Support Services)
Program Specific Content (11:30-12:00 PM)
·         Work on e-mail Responses to Applicants

Lunch and Presentation on New Initiatives from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (12:00-1:00 PM)
·      Grants and Fellowship Opportunities for Graduate Students

Upcoming Program Reviews (1:00-2:30 PM)
·         Self-Assessments/SWOT Analyses and Small Group Discussions
·         Open Forum

Break (2:15-2:30 PM)

INTO (2:30-3:00 PM)
·         Suzanne Austin (Senior Vice Provost)
·         Gregg Janowski (Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation)

Program Outcomes (3:00-3:30 PM)- Leveraging LinkedIn for Strategic Advantage
·          Molly Wasko (Chair, Dept. of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods)

3MT® and Discoveries in the Making Presentation (3:30-4:00 PM)
·         Lori McMahon (Dean, Graduate School)
·          Jami Armbrester (Career Development, Graduate School)

Closing Reception (4:00-5:00 PM)