Developing a diverse graduate education community may mean different things in various parts of the world (race; ethnicity; gender; and socioeconomic, first-generation, or immigrant status). Through efforts to educate our communities and change social attitudes or focused outreach and support through workshops, recruitment fairs, and specialized program offerings, our shared goal is to foster learning environments that provide access and equity for all current and future graduate students.

The 2018 Global Summit attendees contemplated current efforts in the international graduate education community to promote diversity, including assessment in the admissions process, peer and faculty-mentoring, robust summer orientation programs, annual performance review system, etc. In addition, participants considered how individually and collectively we can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.

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