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Presentation by Dr. Rick McGee on Recruiting Underrepresented Minority Students, November 16

Modified: October 16, 2015

Increasing the diversity of our graduate student body is an issue that is central to The Graduate School's current strategy: a culture that values diverse backgrounds, approaches and perspectives is essential for true academic excellence. To help inform your activities this admissions season, we have again asked Dr. Rick McGee, Associate Dean of Faculty Development at the Feinberg School of Medicine, to make a presentation to you on Monday, November 16 at 9 AM, at either TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Road, Room 140) or TGS’s Chicago Campus space (Abbott 332). Refreshments will be served at the Evanston location. Please register to attend.
If you have not previously viewed this presentation or are a new DGS or graduate admissions chair, TGS considers attendance at this presentation compulsory, as this effort is a cornerstone to our strategic plan. All graduate program leadership and staff are encouraged to attend, but are not required to do so, as the presentation is updated each year. Attendees will be asked to sign in at the presentation.
Dr. McGee is perhaps the faculty member at Northwestern most engaged with issues related to the identification of Under-represented Minority (URM) talent for graduate programs, and he has a wonderful presentation about not only best practices in URM recruitment and retention that he has shared with at TGS, but also about what social science studies have to teach us about evaluating non-traditional students. 
If you are unable to attend the November 16 presentation, please email Josie Clark Whetstone at jwhetstone@northwestern.edu and we will make accommodations for you to view a DVD of the presentation at TGS.  Thank you, in advance, for your partnership in this critically important initiative for TGS and for Northwestern.
Additionally, if you have not already, we encourage you to read our 2015 Diversity Report,which details our recruitment successes, best practices, and how to best engage with our Office of Diversity & Inclusion, led by Assistant Dean Nsombi B. Ricketts.

Director of Graduate Study, Faculty and Staff