Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat

Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat works to create a sense of community and connectedness for its attendees, particularly underrepresented graduate students. The retreat also provides a scholarly atmosphere of support where doctoral students can share and receive ongoing feedback on their research and professional interests, and assists students with goal setting and outlining a professional plan. Students are also given instruction on how to maintain a balanced life as they matriculate through their studies, how to structure their curriculum vita, find funding for their research, the best strategies to publish their work, useful teaching approaches, and tips for navigating the job market.

A student who attended the retreat had this to say: “I learned a great deal from the sessions on how to be aware of and navigate the politics in the academy and make the best out of my graduate studies. In addition, the informal conversation on Sunday morning about surviving academia was enlightening. Retreats like these rejuvenate me and enhance my focus on productivity goals.”

Contact Colby Taylor at for more information about the retreat.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School.

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to Colby Taylor at You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.