Student-Centered A student-centered graduate experience should incorporate graduate education into the University culture, while servicing the unique needs of all graduate students, both academically and non-academically.
Collaboration and Inclusion Collaborations at the University should occur between graduate and undergraduate programs and among graduate disciplines. Clemson University should be inclusive, welcoming, and leverage the unique perspectives of all graduate students, including students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities. Clemson should see these perspectives as comparative advantages.
Community of Scholars To develop a community of scholars at Clemson, we need to balance Clemson’s historic strengths in undergraduate teaching and interdisciplinary translational research/outreach with an increase in disciplinary/basic research, scholarship and creative activity at the graduate level. A community of scholars leads the discussions of contemporary issues.
Local, National, and Global Challenges As a land grant institution, Clemson has a responsibility to be an advocate for underrepresented voices in the state, and to enhance the quality of life for all residents of South Carolina. By addressing local, national, and global grand challenges through research, education, and training, the Clemson graduate community uses its voice to identify disparities, create opportunities, and seek solutions to address these problems.