The below timeline highlights improvements to graduate student education at the University of Chicago that have been made since 2018, in addition to annual funding increases. Many of these improvements were the result of recommendations from the Report of the Committee on Graduate Education, along with suggestions from other key stakeholders including graduate students, faculty, and staff. The University continues seeking opportunities to improve and enhance graduate education and engages with graduate students and others on a regular basis to generate feedback.
  • New position of Associate Director of Graduate Student Affairs in UChicagoGRAD created to focus on grievance policies, education and trainings, and grievance reporting in response to the Graduate Grievance Policies and Process Committee recommendations.
  • Student Services Fee coverage expanded to all enrolled PhD students who have not received waivers, beginning in Autumn 2022.
  • Committee on Graduate Education created to assess graduate education at the University of Chicago, including graduate students as committee members—a first for such a comprehensive, University-wide review process.
  • Mellon-funded PATHS initiative launched by UChicagoGRAD to support PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with short courses and internships for launching careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.