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Office of Strategic Graduate Enrichment

The Office of Strategic Graduate Enrichment (OSGE) partners with ASU’s colleges and schools to achieve two strategic goals:

1) to determine a Unit's priorities and assets for advancing graduate program enrichment through curriculum innovation, professional development, training grant initiatives and identify strategic funding sources that will support these initiatives.

2) to establish or broker a networked community of interdisciplinary and industry collaborators who bring the right resources together to ensure success in providing quality and competitive graduate programs.

Our approach: Shift. Partner. Innovate. Impact.

Launched in August 2018, the Office of Strategic Graduate Enrichment (OSGE) offers a new approach in collaborating with academic units to achieve two objectives. First, to increase a unit's funding portfolio through three focus areas — curriculum innovation, professional development and training grants. Second, to build and advance a networked community among ASU units and industry partners that will accelerate the growth of graduate programs at ASU. The OSGE's approach is driven by four actions: Shift. Partner. Innovate. Impact.

  • Shift – Being nimble in thought and action that supports strategically modifying programs that attracts more quality graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to ASU.

  • Partner – Cultivating relationships with interdisciplinary and industry partners to access assets and investments that will increase funding portfolios through curriculum innovation, professional development and training grants.

  • Innovate – Bringing partnerships and funding together that leads us to think beyond the status quo to provide for more ideas and creativity in designing tomorrow's innovative graduate programs today.

  • Impact – Dedicating talent and resources to focus on strategies for advancing the growth of graduate education and producing impactful outcomes now.

Ready to work together. Contact: Jill Lemna, Manager, The Office of Strategic Graduate Enrichment: email jill.lemna@asu.edu or call 480-965-8536.