Graduate education is the topic of Jan. 26 presentation
Graduate education is the topic of Jan. 26 presentationJanuary 26, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
George Walker, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at Indiana University, will present “The Role of Future Faculty Programs in Graduate Education,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Public Events Room, Room 220 of Syracuse University’s Eggers Hall. The seminar is open to the public. SU’s Graduate School is sponsoring the presentation, which is part of the school’s Future Professoriate Project Seminar. Walker is an active participant in many national organizations related to graduate education and research administration. His most recent activities include serving as chair of the Council of Graduate Schools (1995) and as president of the Association of American Universities/Association of Graduate Schools (1997). He currently serves on the boards of directors of the Graduate Record Exam and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and on the association’s Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education Executive Committee. Walker is also a member of the advisory board of the Re-envisioning the Ph.D. Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Improving the development of scholar/teachers through Ph.D. programs is a special emphasis of Walker’s efforts. He was recently appointed a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he will lead a five-year study of the Ph.D. Walker holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Case Institute of Technology and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has served on the faculty of Indiana University since 1970. SU’s Future Professoriate Project is a nationally recognized program involving 32 academic units, representing virtually all doctoral programs at the University. The project prepares graduate students for their varied responsibilities as future members of the professoriate and to effect a change in faculty culture by fostering recognition of teaching as an important dimension of graduate education.