Strategic Direction 1 – Objective 2

Key Priority 2

Strategic Direction 1: Evaluate and improve the organizational structure of the graduate student and postdoctoral programs.

Autonomous Postdoctoral Program

By September 2016, determine and implement mechanisms for creating and funding an autonomous postdoctoral program in the college.

Accountable: associate dean for research & graduate studies.




Graduate Student photo

Graduate student working in a toxicology lab.



  1. A postdoctoral program is established and leadership is identified.
  2. Funding mechanisms are identified for short-term (social events, networking) and long-term (stipends, meetings) activities.