Graduate Division: Graduate Advisory Panel
About the GAP
The Graduate Advisory Panel (GAP) is a group of nominated second-year graduate students that engage as a collective body in information sharing, problem solving, and idea generation at the Divisional level.
The GAP acts as a sounding board, focus group, and steering committee for the Division. As the graduate community continues to consider increasingly complex issues around curriculum innovation, professional development, diversity, community, and cross-departmental communication (to name but a few), it is crucial that students' opinions and solutions are continuously present within administrative conversations.
GAP members will:
- Become more knowledgeable about the larger structures and frameworks that are in place at SAIC and will contribute to their review and improvement
- Become more dynamic proponents of change within the graduate community through open and honest conversation and the dissemination of ideas collectively generated
- Be able to have close contact with staff at the highest level of the Graduate Division in order to inquire, inspire, and activate new initiatives and solutions
- Gain professional coordinating experience within a communally-activated committee structure
- Generate and assist with scholarly and social para-curricular programming for the graduate community
Graduate students should consider GAP members their voice in conversations with the administration. Reach out to your GAP representatives if you have thoughts, concerns, or questions about the graduate student experience at SAIC.
Graduate Coordinators and Program Heads in each department nominate GAP panelists in the spring.
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