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AGILE

About AGILE

The Academy of Graduates for Integrative Learning Experiences (AGILE) seeks to enrich the graduate student learning experience by enhancing students' cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills through a series of self-paced, structured, and accessible interdisciplinary workshops, dialogues, and experiential opportunities, which include:

  • Integrative learning through interdisciplinary dialogues and community meetings with peers and mentors
  • Interpersonal skill enhancement through professional development, leadership, and communication seminars
  • Intrapersonal skill enrichment through the integration of scholarly work and service or community engagement efforts

AGILE: An Integrative Learning Program Plan

AGILE is designed to create a synergistic learning community of graduate scholars whose participation in a coordinated, co-mentored, and self-paced program will include the following components:

  • Interdisciplinary Mentoring
  • Community Meetings
  • Professional and Academic Development Seminars
  • Leadership Academy and Speaker Series
  • E-portfolio/Self-reflective Professional and Academic Progress Plan
Program Criteria
  • Must be enrolled in a doctoral program at FIU
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate an interest in leadership and community engagement

Application

The AGILE application deadline for 2013-2014 has passed and the first cohort of AGILE scholars has been selected. Applications for the next cohort will be made available starting August 8, 2014. The application deadline is October 1st, 2014.

2013 AGILE Scholars

Join us in congratulating our first cohort of AGILE scholars.


Raed Bahelah
Public Health

Melisa Balos
International Relations

Claudia Cardona
Civil and Environmental
Engineering

Andrea Headley
Public Affairs

Craig McGill
Adult Education

Nadine Mikati
Dietetics & Nutrition

Manuel Salinas
Biomedical Engineering

Chaundra Whitehead
Adult Education
AGILE Executive Committee
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Dr. Irma Becerra-FernandezVice PresidentOffice of Engagement
Dr. Beverly DalrympleExecutive DirectorCenter for Leadership & Service
Charlene EberlyAssistant DirectorCommunication Arts Studio
Dr. Fernando FigueredoDirectorCareer Services
Dr. Andres GilVice PresidentDivision of Research
Dr. Paula GillespieDirectorCenter for Excellence in Writing
Dr. Susan HimburgDirectorOffice of Academic Planning & Accountability
Glenn HutchinsonAssistant DirectorCenter for Excellence in Writing
Dr. Oscar LoynazDirectorStudent Health Services
AGILE Lecture Series

Inaugural Lecture – Professional Development in Graduate Education: Trends and Opportunities, Debra W. Stewart, President, Council of Graduate Schools
Monday, April 7, 2014
4:30 pm at the Frost Art Museum Café
Inaugural Lecture Event Flyer

Dr. Debra Stewart became President of the Council of Graduate Schools in July 2000. She holds degrees from Marquette University, University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In 1975 she joined the North Carolina State University faculty and was professor of Political Science and Public Administration from 1984 to 2000. In 1983 she became Associate Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State and Dean of the Graduate School in 1988. In 1994 she served as Interim Chancellor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Prior to CGS, she was Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University.

A world-renown expert in graduate education, Stewart will be the inaugural speaker for the UGS AGILE Lecture Series. Stewart's service to graduate education includes chairing the Graduate Record Examination Board, the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education, the Board of Directors of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and the Board of Directors of CGS. She also served as vice chair of the ETS Board of Trustees, Trustee of the Triangle Center for Advanced Studies, and member of the American Council on Education Board and several National Research Council Committees. Stewart is author, coauthor, and editor of books and numerous scholarly articles on administrative theory and public policy. She lectures nationally and internationally on graduate education issues and challenges with a focus on ethics in managerial decision-making. Join AGILE and its distinguished inaugural guest speaker, Debra W. Stewart, as she presents to the FIU community her thoughts on professional development trends and opportunities in graduate education.

To RSVP, please click here.
For more details about this event, please contact Magnolia Hernandez, Associate Director, University Graduate School, at mehernan@fiu.edu or (305) 348-1905.