From: Faculty and Research E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Wed Jun 04 2008 - 19:27:46 MDT
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 19:27:46 -0600 (MDT) From: Faculty and Research E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Recruiting Graduate Students This Summer
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
FROM: The Graduate School
SENDER: John Stevenson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
DATE: June 4, 2008
SUBJECT: Recruiting Graduate Students This Summer
Congratulations on the end of another stellar school year and best wishes
for an enjoyable summer. For those of you who may be traveling this summer,
or even just corresponding with associates in other places, I'd like to give
you some tips on doing a bit of recruiting along the way, for you are our
greatest asset when it comes to recruiting the best graduate students.
First off, to state the obvious, we are always looking for the best and the
brightest students in any discipline.
Two of the Flagship 2030 initiatives may be of particular interest and might
be good to share, though:
- We plan to significantly increase the graduate student enrollment.
- We want to build a "Global Crossroads" and bring the world's
best thinkers to visit, work, and study at CU-Boulder. For those of
you traveling overseas, it may also be useful to note that with
the dropping value of the dollar, studying at CU-Boulder is
an exceptionally "good buy" right now.
Some tools to help you:
The CU-Boulder web site can be a great aid in talking about CU. An easy way
to guide prospective students is to start at the home page
(http://www.colorado.edu/), click on the very top link "Prospective
Students," and then direct domestic students to the "Graduate Students" site
and international students to the "International Students" site. For various
reasons, we have been advised that both undergraduate and graduate
international students are best served by going to the "International
Students" web site first.
Your departmental web site is then the next best bet for engaging
prospective students. A synopsis from your department can be accessed from
the Prospective Graduate Student site by clicking on "Choose an Area of
Study" then selecting the Graduate School (and corresponding departments) or
Leeds School of Business or the School of Law. Or you can simply type in
your department's URL.
To give a pictorial intro to our campus, from the home page, simply click
on either "Prospective Students" or "Visit CU" and then select either the
"Virtual Tour" or the "Photo Slideshow."
The Admissions office has a recruiting DVD that was designed to recruit
undergraduate students, but it can also be a good way to introduce our
beautiful campus to prospective graduate students, and it has the benefit of
being light and easy to pack. The Graduate School's Publications and Web
Coordinator Merlyn Holmes can assist you in securing a copy of this DVD.
Please email her at Merlyn.Holmes@colorado.edu.
We'd also be happy to provide you with as many supporting publications you'd
care to take along with you and distribute such as "Just the Facts"; "Just
the Facts: Research and Graduate Education," the "Campus Visitor's Guide,"
and/or a simple Graduate School brochure. Again, please email
Merlyn.Holmes@colorado.edu for assistance in gathering any publications.
Just so you know, the web sites and publications are in transition, so
expect some significant changes to them in the coming months.
One final note, even if you're not traveling to all of your favorite
destinations, please give a thought to touching base with any good
prospective graduate students whom you know. All the recruiting statistics
in the world indicate that a personal touch is one of the best recruitment
Thanks again and have a great summer.
John A. Stevenson
Professor of English
Associate Vice Chancellor, Graduate Education
Associate Dean, the Graduate School
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0026
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