The director of the Graduate Center for Research and Retention serves as the Graduate College Legata and is a conflict resolution strategist, who resolves conflicts for graduate students and graduate advising faculty at WMU. Call for an appointment to discuss your concerns in a confidential, private setting: (269) 387-8249.
Brand new and just for doctoral students! An opportunity for doctoral students writing and researching the dissertation to confer with a statistician and receive one-on-one individualized statistical consultation as they bring their research to fruition. Contact the Graduate Center director for information.
Statistical Consultation now available via SKYPE
On-Line Survey Assistance
We are piloting a brand new program for doctoral students interested in implementing on-line survey modalities into their dissertation research. The Graduate College is currently partnered with the Academic Technology and Instructional Services (ATIS) office to provide one-on-one consultation and technical assistance for students who want to capture data in a stream-lined, efficient manner. Contact the Graduate Center director for information.
Quality Circle Reviews: a review process directed toward improvement of doctoral dissertation chapters and research grant proposals to ensure the quality of the document before final submission. A group of colleagues external and internal to the candidate's field of expertise meet with the candidate to engage in a discussion facilitated to strengthen the work by eliciting both strengths and areas for improvement.
One-on-One Conferencing: an opportunity to conference with the center director about any element of the dissertation process in a secure, confidential setting. Students receive assistance in preparing for the dissertation proposal defense, refining concepts, organizing strategies for completion, communicating with advisors and committee members, remaining motivated, focused, and on task.