Academic Planning and Assessment
The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment plays a critical role in the perpetuation of high quality graduate programs, and in turn, in the successful research enterprise on campus. The unit has two core functions: academic planning and program review, and data analytics and reporting. The unit supports activities related to the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC), develops tools/resources for program review, and serves as a resource for program development. The unit provides analytics for strategic/academic planning and decision making as well as official data for internal and external audiences including the statistical graduate program profiles.
Assistant Dean, Academic Planning and Assessment
211 Bascom Hall
Master's and Professional Degrees, Special Committee Degrees, Dual/Joint/Double Degrees, Big Ten Academic Alliance Traveling Scholars, Degree Completion fee
Diversity, Inclusion and Funding
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Funding plays a central role in creating an inclusive and multicultural educational landscape through the retention and recruitment of diverse students, especially those of domestic minority and low-income/first generation college backgrounds, who have been traditionally under-represented in graduate education. We work to promote a shared campus-wide commitment to an inclusive climate for all UW–Madison graduate students through initiatives such as the McNair Scholars Program and the Graduate Research Scholars communities. In addition, the unit oversees the Graduate School’s fellowship and funding competitions, serves as the coordinating unit for multiple external fellowships, and provides assistance to graduate students, staff, and faculty on campus-wide funding issues.
LaRuth McAfee, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Funding, and Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
229 Bascom Hall
Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
231 Bascom Hall
Associate Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
408 Bascom Hall
Graduate Student Advisor, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
408 Bascom Hall
Professional Development and Communications
The Office of Professional Development and Communications coordinates, develops, and promotes learning opportunities to foster the academic, professional, and life skills of the graduate education community. We work to promote a culture within the graduate education community that values professional development, the integration of research and graduate education, and the tenets of the Wisconsin Idea.
Assistant Dean, Office of Professional Development and Communications
Director of Professional Development
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Higher Learning Leadership Project Assistant
407A Bascom Hall
Higher Education Leadership Project Assistant