The “Community Building Experience” is a retreat, sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), that involves team building exercises and bonding opportunities for graduate students, staff, and faculty who are dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. The “Community Building Experience” is another major activity of the PROMISE training program. Each PROMISE program is designed to equip graduate students with tools and experiences that will enhance completion of the Ph.D. degree, motivate potential transition to the professoriate, and encourage subsequent success in the academy. The PROMISE Community Building Experience has been held at the Coolfont Conference Center and the Rocky Gap Resort and Conference Center during either the end of February or the beginning of March, with programs facilitated by the Outward Bound Professional group. All graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, ethnicities, and backgrounds are invited to attend!
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