Please join us for a one-day workshop on March 15 entitled “Graduate Admission Practice and Implications for Diversity and Inclusion.” The event consists of a two-part seminar on Diversity in Graduate Education through Admissions Practices and a Holistic Review of Graduate Admissions. The workshop features Dr. Julie Posselt, Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the USC Rossier School of Education and Dr. Casey Miller, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor in the College of Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event. For more information, or if you require accommodations, please contact Zachary Schuster at or (315) 443-4266 by Wednesday, March 6

Schedule of Events

Session 1: Diversity in Graduate Education through Admissions Practices
Open to all SU faculty, staff and students.
March 15
10 am – 12 pm
Lyman Hall 132

Overview & Goals
Session 1 introduces the case for efforts to increase diversity in graduate education, as well as practical strategies for doing so by rethinking typical admissions and recruitment processes. All aspects of this session are rooted in current research. Participants will learn how common admissions mindsets and practices inhibit access for underrepresented groups, and they will leave with concrete strategies to improve diversity and equity through the admissions process.

Break for Lunch (afternoon participants only)
Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering.
12 pm – 1 pm
Lyman 312

Session 2: Holistic Review of Graduate Admissions: Committee Intensive
(Prerequisite – participants are expected to attend Session 1)
Open to PhD Department Chairs and PhD Grad Program Directors
March 15
1 pm – 3 pm
Lyman 312

Overview & Goals
Session 2 is designed as a hands-on workshop for PhD Department Chairs and PhD Grad Program Directors. Building upon material discussed in Session 1, participants will have an opportunity to articulate and assess their current admissions and recruitment practices, engage in discussions that will help them develop new approaches, and anticipate common challenges that may arise in shifting admissions practices. The workshop leaders will also make references and research resources available to help define a variety of approaches for holistic review, and to support the effort of participants.

For more information on Dr. Julie Posselt and Dr. Casey Miller’s research, please visit the links below:

This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.