Providing Access, Serving Programs, and Inclusiveness; a Tripartite Model for Graduate Schools

Sweeney Windchief


The objective of this paper is to address critical questions and issues related to academic support and inclusivity for graduate students in the context of graduate education. Graduate school leadership, underrepresented student participation, and affirmative action are examined to ascertain connectivity to support the benefits of diversity. A comprehensive, tripartite model is provided to guide institutions specifically by assisting graduate school administrators who are charged to improve inclusiveness regarding academic programs and departments. This model can help provide services and award funding with a level of precision that avoids inarticulate support by delineating the different needs that programs have. 


equity, resource allocation, graduate school leadership

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