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Dear Friends and Colleagues, Cornell is one of the approximately 90 U S research institutions that. produce 70 percent of the nation s faculty Many of today s graduate. students will teach and inspire the next generation of well prepared. and technically savvy graduates particularly in the science technol. ogy engineering and mathematics STEM disciplines where job. growth is accelerating at a rate 1 7 times faster than in non STEM. This year Cornell s Graduate School made a strategic investment. in preparing students for academic careers and leadership positions. in industry business and government The recently established. Cornell University Center for the Integration of, Research Teaching and Learning CU CIRTL is. using the national CIRTL network s resources to, share evidence based teaching methods and best. practices with graduate students helping them to, develop the teaching mentoring and professional. contents skills they need to become successful faculty For. students with career goals outside of academia, 3 Mission and Vision the Graduate School s new career and professional.
development staff created and coordinated more, 4 Graduate School Leadership. than 90 programs ranging from Networking and, 5 Graduate School Becomes More Business Etiquette to How to Create a Dynamic. International and Competitive Presentation The Graduate School is also a. Dean Knuth partner in the successful proposal submitted. 8 Program Assessment by life sciences faculty to secure National. and Learning, Science Foundation funding as part of the program on Broadening. Experiences in Scientific Training BEST, 10 Student Experience. In this report we highlight these achievements and others across our. 14 Inclusion, six priority areas Assessment and Learning Student Experience.
16 Financial Support Inclusion Field Faculty and Student Support Financial Support and. Visibility We also showcase our recent efforts to enhance the student. 18 Field Faculty and Staff Support experience including a new series of writing boot camps and news. letters and initiatives in professional and career development and. 20 Visibility, student life programming, 22 Statistics and Tables. As dean of the Graduate School I speak often with Cornell alumni. and am frequently struck by the value they place on their Cornell ex. Cover image Scott Wehrwein doctoral perience I look forward to the coming year as we continue to expand. student in the field of computer science, offerings to this vibrant community of reserachers and scholars. won first place in the Graduate School, Photo Contest with this image taken while. Barbara A Knuth, collecting data on the roof of Rhodes Hall. for a computer vision research project Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Our vision The Graduate School provides critical strategic. leadership and administrative and academic structures that serve a. diverse group of students and faculty in the graduate field system We. promote academic excellence and personal growth by offering mem. bers of the Graduate School the support governance and encourage. ment needed to thrive intellectually and professionally. Our mission The Graduate School enhances, the intellectual life of the university by enabling graduate and.
professional students to undertake scholarly study and advanced. research and by preparing them for professional work We focus. on the following strategic areas to fulfill our mission. Assessment and Learning To promote excellence in learning. the Graduate School coordinates the university s graduate. assessment initiatives and pursues partnerships and external. funding opportunities to create innovative structures in support. of scholarly and professional development, Field Faculty and Staff Support By coordinating the. graduate field structure and administering 16 degrees and over. 95 graduate fields we strive for efficient aligned services that. enable fields to devote more of their efforts and resources to. research scholarship and instruction, Student Experience Through programming and infrastructure. the Graduate School encourages the development of a diverse. community actively supports professional development. opportunities prepares students for a multiplicity of career paths. and helps students experience considerable flexibility freedom. and independence in their academic programs, Visibility Using internal and external communications we. celebrate and promote the talent research and leadership of the. graduate education system at Cornell and inform our constituent. audiences of important trends and initiatives in higher education. Graduate School leadership, General Committee of the Graduate School 2012 2013. Name Field or Affiliation Term End, Dean Barbara A Knuth Graduate School.
Associate Dean Jan Allen Graduate School, Associate Dean Sarah Wicker Graduate School. Associate Dean Sheri Notaro Graduate School, Evan Cortens graduate student 2013. Jennifer Shin graduate student 2013, Members at Large. Professor Harry Greene Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2013. Professor Sandra Greene History 2013, Professor Cole Gilbert Entomology 2015. Professor Joel Brock Applied and Engineering Physics 2013. Humanities, Professor Shawkat Toorawa Near Eastern Studies 2013.
Professor Deborah Castillo History 2015, on sabbatic replaced by Tracy McNulty until June 2013. Social Sciences, Professor Bruce Lewenstein Communication 2013. Professor Poppy McLeod Communication 2015, on sabbatic replaced by Shelley Feldman until June 2013. Life Sciences, Professor Thomas Fox Genetics and Development 2013. on sabbatic replaced by Paul Soloway until June 2013. Professor Joseph Fetcho Neurobiology and Behavior 2015. on sabbatic replaced by Christine Olson until June 2013. Physical Sciences, Professor Beth Ahner Biological and Environmental Engineering 2013.
Professor Margaret Frey Fiber Science and Apparel Design 2015. Graduate School becomes more, international and competitive. By Daniel Aloi Reprinted from the Cornell Chronicle. Nearly 49 percent of the 1 995 new students who, entered Cornell Graduate School in fall 2012 were. international a 4 percent increase from fall 2011, when 45 percent of incoming graduate students. hailed from countries outside the United States, Graduate students from China made up 23 percent. of the admitted class in 2012 followed by students. from India 6 percent South Korea 3 percent, Canada and Taiwan both at 2 percent Cornell s.
new graduate students came from more than 80, Our incoming students are increasingly inter. The merit based funding packages consist of, national and well funded with 96 percent of our. internal and external fellowships assistantships or. doctoral students receiving merit based funding, research grants that cover tuition health insurance. said Barbara A Knuth vice provost and dean of the, and a stipend for living expenses. Graduate School, student spotlight agricultural livelihoods My ties to this I m exactly where I m supposed to be.
community brought me to Asia as a, Pajau Vangay Participating in international projects. volunteer and influenced me to study, M S 2013 Food Science has been extremely rewarding for. food science as a means to address, me While attending Cornell I have. My parents fled their global food security, completed two internships abroad. villages in Laos I left my previous career as a software one in Thailand where I worked on. during the height engineer to pursue graduate study banana and wheat grass product. of the Vietnam War in Food Microbiology Despite development and another in Mexico. when my ethnic discouragement I started as an older where I worked with the International. group the Hmong graduate student out of academic Maize and Wheat Improvement. was dragged into practice and without a science Center These experiences have. the conflict As the background But what I thought exposed me to the challenges and. Hmong diaspora were setbacks became my greatest realities of development work which. expanded those strengths my professional and is critical for any scientist who intends. left in Asia struggled quantitative skills are invaluable in to understand how her innovations. as statelessness, threatened their science Looking back on my non will impact the world.
traditional path I can confidently say, In 2012 13 Cornell will award a total of 169 mil the University of Wisconsin the University of. lion in merit based graduate student funding from California Berkeley and the University of Toronto. university and external sources with 88 million, allocated toward fellowships and graduate and Cornell has remarkable strength in a wide range. teaching assistantships Knuth said External of research disciplines that together with a rich. sources provide significant financial support for tradition of teamwork with few disciplinary bound. graduate students aries creates a strong attraction to students from. around the globe to our graduate programs said, Matriculations into both the doctoral and profes Andrew Bass professor of neurobiology and behav. sional master s programs increased by 6 percent ior and associate vice provost for research. since 2011 Knuth added with 618 incoming Ph D, students and 1 203 professional master s students Graduate School admission at Cornell became. The Ph D programs with the most incoming stu more competitive in 2012 with a 5 percent in. dents were chemistry and chemical biology with 40 crease in applications this year particularly from. new students and physics with 32 Close behind international students During the 2012 admissions. electrical and computer engineering had 30 new cycle the Graduate School received 19 030 ap. Ph D students and economics had 29 plications for admission the most ever and a 5. percent increase over the previous year s 18 091, Of all matriculating doctoral students 59 percent applications.
were male and 41 percent were female compared, with last year s 57 percent male 43 percent female Graduate fields in the physical sciences and engi. cohort Among matriculating professional master s neering disciplines received the greatest number. students gender percentages remained the same of applications at 46 percent a 2 percent increase. as in 2011 58 percent male 42 percent female from 2011 followed by the social sciences at 29. percent the humanities at 15 percent and the life, Incoming students came from hundreds of under sciences at 10 percent. graduate institutions including Yale University, student spotlight. Electrical and Computer Engineering Students win, Intel Ph D Fellowships. Reprinted from the Cornell Chronicle, Ishita Mukhopadhyay Cornell graduate students Ishita as among the best in their areas of.
Mukhopadhyay and Jared Strait are research, among 18 winners of 2012 Intel Ph D. Both Mukhopadhyay and Strait are, Fellowships, doctoral candidates in the field of. The Intel Ph D Fellowship program electrical and computer engineering. supports students working in Mukhopadhyay s dissertation is titled. Intel s technical areas hardware Variation Tolerant Calibration Circuits. systems technology and design for High Performance I O and. software technology and design Strait s is titled Graphene Plasmonics. and semiconductor technology and for Terahertz Frequency Device. manufacturing It recognizes winners Applications, Jared Strait http www news cornell edu stories 2012 10 two ece grad students win intel fellowships. six priorities, for 2012 2013, priority one, program assessment. and learning, mission To promote excellence in learning.
the Graduate School coordinates the university s, graduate assessment initiatives and pursues. partnership and external funding opportunities, to develop innovative structures in support of. scholarly and professional development, goal Implement assessment plans for graduate. education and work with New York State to, approve new and revised graduate programs. Highlighted Accomplishments, Biennial Field Meetings This year we developed a.
system of biennial field meetings to discuss status. challenges innovations and direction for each of, our graduate fields As a result of the feedback. from these meetings the Graduate School will, develop initiatives to enhance student support Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology Victor Nee working. structures with doctoral students, Award supports student learning assessment by future faculty. By Daniel Aloi The Graduate School partnered for training future faculty in learning. Reprinted from the Cornell Chronicle with the Cornell Center for Teaching assessment said Vice Provost and. Excellence CTE to submit a Dean of the Graduate School Barbara. How do I know if my students are, proposal to the Preparing Future A Knuth principal investigator on the. learning This question asked by, Faculty to Assess Student Learning project This project supports two of.
faculty both new and experienced is, competition Cornell s proposal was the university s strategic initiatives. addressed in a project award from the, one of seven nationwide selected for to create a culture of teaching in. Council of Graduate School CGS, funding from the CGS on behalf of the every department across campus. to the Graduate School Cornell, Alfred P Sloan Foundation and the and to develop stronger connections. Cornell Graduate School ANNUAL REPORT 2012 2013 contents 3 Mission and Vision 4 Graduate School Leadership 5 Graduate School Becomes More International and Competitive 8 Program Assessment and Learning 10 Student Experience 14 Inclusion 16 Financial Support 18 Field Faculty and Staff Support 20 Visibility 22 Statistics and Tables Dear Friends and Colleagues Cornell is one of the

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