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Graduate Student Advisory Board

Graduate Student Advisory Board

The University Graduate School is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Graduate Advisory Board (GAB). Applications are being accepted through the September 30th priority deadline and then on a rolling basis as needed.

Graduate Student Advisory Board Mission

The mission of the Graduate Advisory Board (GAB) is to serve as the voice for the graduate student community. The GAB facilitates the success of FIU's graduate students by providing feedback to the University Graduate School, Graduate Student Funding Committee, Student Government Association and other campus entities invested in graduate education on topics including:

  • effective communication of policies and procedures and other timely information to students;
  • involvement opportunities at the graduate level;
  • accessibility to campus resources;
  • academic success and student retention; and
  • a robust living, learning community.

Purpose

The GAB is charged with conveying graduate student needs - personal, professional and academic - programming ideas and policy concerns to the UGS. While the Graduate Student and Professional Committee (GPSC) is the recognized advocacy group for graduate students at FIU, the UGS would like input from an array of students and disciplines. It is imperative that we have feedback from a representative cross-section of the graduate student community.

The structure for the GAB includes student representation from GPSC and diverse academic disciplines. There is no executive board, appointed positions or hierarchy; this is truly an advisory board.

The Graduate Student Advisory Board will meet monthly. At the first meeting, a schedule of meetings will be decided.

Application

If you are interested in applying to be a member of this year's Graduate Advisory Board, please review and complete the GAB application. The application priority deadline for GAB is September 30th. Students who apply by the deadline will be given priority. After the deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as needed. To access the GAB application, please click here.

Should you have additional questions regarding the GAB, please contact Ms. Irene Baquero, Program Coordinator, at ibaquero@fiu.edu or (305)348-2455.