A thought about “Protest” behind the lines, and the video on “How to approach your grad advisor/committee if you’ve been MIA”


Message from the PROMISE Director.

Renetta Garrison Tull - Living Life Online

Earlier in the week, I wrote a post for PROMISE AGEP (“PROMISE Alumni Professors Give Voice to #BaltimoreUprising”), and yesterday, we celebrated graduates who are completing advanced degrees in Maryland. These events remind me that the work doesn’t stop, and that there is more to do to make sure that you are getting your degrees. At the request of graduate students at UMBC, College Park, UMB, and others, I’ve started to answer students’ questions about degree completion, mentoring, communication with faculty, etc. via video. One of the videos in the series can be found below. It was previously listed as private and only available through the link, but it is being made public upon request. As part of this series on mentoring, and as we seek to “Rebuild Baltimore,” I’d like to remind our students of three things:

1) It is more important than ever for you work hard…

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Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (http://www.umbc.edu), and Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She is Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research is on global diversity in STEM and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Google+ google.com/+RenettaTull. Follow on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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