B. Advancing graduate student scholarship

Well-supported graduate students engage in high-level research that expands the capacity and visibility of the university, and fosters their individual capacity to contribute to knowledge and to the academic profession.

Graduate students also provide a vital link between faculty and undergraduate student scholarship, as well as a rich source of ideas, enthusiasm and work ethic for campus research. Special attention should be paid to graduate student scholarship opportunities and support, both in terms of the students’ own research as well as their mentoring opportunities with undergraduate students and their important contributions to faculty research.